Arivaca digital filmmaker presents a nature film showing
the flight of “Freetail” bats exiting an abandoned mine-
shaft, flying into the surrounding landscape at sunset.
"Living With Border Patrol Checkpoints" is a documentary short made for and in
collaboration with the local anti-border-militarization campaign. In July of 2013
Arivaca residents got together for a community forum titled "Existing and Resisting
in the Border Zone". Out of that forum a campaign was started to push for the
removal of the checkpoint on Arivaca Rd. In this documentary short residents speak
out about some of the motivations for the campaign and the ways in which the
permanent presence of this "temporary" checkpoint has affected life in the town.
Eva Lewis is an independent media maker, activist and current resident of
Arivaca. She originally came to Arivaca to volunteer with No More Deaths and
People Helping People in the Border Zone. She has previously worked creating
community based media in New York, El Salvador, Colombia and Palestine.
Director: Bart Santello (Arivaca) (10-Min)