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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Chasing eyeshine Every fall on the prairie, black-footed ferret chasers take to the field to study these nocturnal creatures. Small Refuge, Big Impact: Wildlife Conservation on the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge Thanks to continued efforts to restore bison in the American West, a herd of bison can call the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge home. A Drought Action Plan for California Careful drought planning is essential for a healthy economy and thriving wildlife and ecosystems in California.