“Living on the Border” attends International Border and Immigration Conference in Parisby Karl W Hoffman on May. 11, 2012, under Border Issues, Uncategorized
Every developed country that borders or can be accessed by a 3rd world country has a critical border security and immigration problem. Many european countries are facing the same issues.
Interesting enough, a known fact in the film business, is that objective documentaries don’t go to far. Without courting one side or the other while riling up the opposite view, a good objective presentation just doesn’t get the attention here as it does internationally. I guess the American public is so used to being entertained, that major media just has to sensationalize story segments slanted toward the particular viewpoint of their viewers. No thought process is required with this agenda so compassion fades and the gap widens.
I am honored to be a guest speaker and take part in this international exchange of ideas. It is very important to present an objective insight to the border and immigration debacle from here in Southern Arizona. I look forward to bringing new ideas and possibilities back and opening new discussions here at my TC blog.
“Living on the Border” documentary series and blog is back after a long winters rest. Actually I had to stop for a while and make a real living in fine art. (www.karlwhoffman.com)
Originally I told my wife that I wanted to take 5 years off to document the happenings here on the border and produce the documentary “Living on the Border”. This project is my gift to future generations. However, I was informed last fall that it had been 6 years. I do owe a special thanks to my wife Audrey for all her support and understanding of the importance of this project so as of now she is my official assistant and will have to accompany me to Paris.
Starting with a solo exhibit of my border photography at the Tubac Center of the Arts the beginning of the documentary was born. Six years later, thousands of hours in the field, post production editing, and freelancing for major publications (internationally) the film premiered at the loft cinema to a packed house.
Thanks to all the wonderful people, organizations, and government agencies, who have showed such great support and encouragement for the “Living on the Border” documentary series.