Kino Border Initiative: People helping people

Two artists come together in Southern Arizona, on the U.S. – Mexico border, for eight days to work on a very special seven-and-a-half minute documentary short film. Honing their skills and combining their diverse cultural backgrounds, they straddle the border and bring together a heartwarming view of the Kino Border Initiative, people helping people through their darkest moment.

This a place that mainstream media has continually sensationalized and exploited, but here, there are good people putting aside political agendas and offering multicultural camaraderie while giving a simple meal and spiritual support to innocent people caught in the world wind of collateral damage in the border debacle.

Karl W. Hoffman is internationally recognized for his extensive photographic work on the U.S. – Mexico border, his lectures and his newly released feature length film “Living on the Border.”

Christian Rodriguez is a talented young filmmaker with an extensive technical and artistic background. The son of a documented migrant mother, he was born Los Angles and raised in Northern California, in the heart of agricultural industry, this has given him a compassionate insight to the Hispanic community. Christian is currently working on his own feature length documentary “Citizen Me: The Forgotten Class.”

“There is a 30 year age difference between us, but a magical phenomenon happened through this friendship, both spiritually and technically. We are both bringing our work to a higher level,” said Hoffman.