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DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

DUSTWUN Genevieve Anderson hero On the set of "DUSTWUN".
Courtesy of Genevieve Anderson

Arizona Spotlight

May 7, 2020

NPR

Featured on the May 7th, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In the final episode of Alisa Ivanitskaya's series on food insecurity, find out how a food sharing pantry at Imago Dei Middle School brought the student’s families closer together, and is now helping them to get through the pandemic as a community.
Imago dei building The school building is closed, but Imago Dei continues to provide groceries for students, alumna and their families.
Courtesy of Imago Dei Middle School
Imago dei pantry window Before the COVID-19 pandemic, families could visit the food pantry to obtain essential groceries free of charge.
Courtesy of Imago Dei Middle School
Imago Dei trunk The Imago Dei Middle School Family Pantry also serves its clients with curbside pick-up in downtown Tucson.
Courtesy of Imago Dei Middle School
  • Tony Paniagua visits The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, Arizona. It is a historic property near the border with Mexico, and the owners are coping with current limitations on tourism and travel as best they can.
Gadsden exterior The Gadsden Hotel is a famous landmark in Douglas, Arizona. It is located a few blocks from the border with Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
Gadsden interior The Gadsden Hotel has been attracting business people, tourists, movie producers and many others for decades.
Gadsden owner Anel Lopez and her husband bought the historic hotel in 2016.
  • And, Mark talks with filmmaker Genevieve Anderson. She wrote and directed DUSTWUN, a drama about a veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress who takes it upon himself to build a wall on the U.S. / Mexico border. This mission is tested when he has to choose between a migrant woman in need of help, and a pair of Border Patrol agents with different interpretations of the law. There will be an online watch party for DUSTWUN, that is also a benefit to help organizations doing humanitarian work on the U.S. / Mexico border. It happens worldwide on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 on the Latin Heat Cinema streaming platform.

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