The frontier between the United States and Mexico is the busiest land border in the world. It is also among one of the world’s most heavily regulated and policed border zones—the arid climate of which is responsible for many migrant deaths each year. But it’s also an area that occasionally lends itself to more cheerful pursuits—something you won’t hear about from a number of far-right US politicians, who prefer to frame the US-Mexico border as something like a war zone.
A new video from Culturunners, "Khaled's Ladder," documents multidisciplinary artist Khaled Jarrar's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border and the making his new work that takes the border wall as its raw material.
During World War II, strong, action-oriented posters played a crucial role in energizing the American people behind conservation. Now a similar mobilization of America is required to face the ecological crisis posed by global climate change.