27 September 2010 Must-see environmental film: “The Fence” Posted by: James Navarro | 4 comments | Share: A new documentary now airing on HBO is aiming the spotlight on the harmful impacts of the border wall, some 670 miles of hodgepodge fencing and vehicle barriers that divide the United States from Mexico. The Fence, directed by Rory Kennedy (the 11th child of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy), offers a sharp criticism of U.S. immigration policy and the controversial $3 billion structure, which has inflicted untold damage to the environment, wildlife migration and local communities, while doing little to stem immigration. Don’t have HBO? Check out this short slide show by our friends at the International League of Conservation Photographers, which paints a sober picture of the lands, wildlife, cultures and people affected by the wall. For show times and an interview with director Rory Kennedy, visit The Fence’s official website: www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-fence/index.html#. Learn more about Defenders’ work to protect fragile borderlands and wildlife. 4 Responses to “Must-see environmental film: “The Fence”” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea.