Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter, Switzerland, 2014, 74'
Director: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter
Screenwriters: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter, Aude Py
Music: Franz Treichler
Editing: Florent Mangeot, Peter Mettler, Vincent Pluss
Producer: Aline Schmid
Production: Intermezzo Films SA, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR / ARTE G.E.I.E.
Out in desert-like nature, living in the shadows of the immense fence that is erected to control Mexican immigration, seven Americans tell how the border transforms their lives. They observe the haunting traces left by the crossing migrants – people they never come face to face with – as they confide their fear, defiance and at times even compassion.
Stéphanie Barbey graduated at the Institute of International in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1995. In 1996 she obtained MA from London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) in UK. During the period 1996 - 2002 she worked for various international organisations. In 2003 she studies documentary film at Atéliers Varan in Paris. She has been working as an associate at Intermezzo Films since 2006.
Luc Peter finished his BA in Political Science from University of Geneva in 1986. He finished MA in Political Science from University of Geneva in 1989. In 1994 he received a degree in cinema from ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne). Since 2001 he is the director of Intermezzo Films SA and a producer.
Festivals and awards:
Locarno International Film Festival 2014, Critics Week Award Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter
Mexico DF, 10th Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de México, 2015
Festival international du film francophone Namur
Raindance Film Festival 2015
Doc Against Gravity Film Festival 2015
Beldocs 2015 International Documentary Film Festival
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2015
Solothurner Filmtage 2015