About the Billboard
Students from local high schools in Las Cruces, NM designed the billboard. The concept and artwork is all their own, with technical guidance from MK Design Studios.
The artwork represents the ways in which border walls divide and harm our families, communities, and wildlife.
Peter Martin – Project Coordinator
Camille Rubio – Lead Artist
Alma Kassim – Artist
About the Film
Ben was raised in Las Cruces New Mexico and grew up in the desert mountain biking, hiking and backpacking. In his early middle school days he found his love for film that only continues to grow. He was a member of Bulldawg Broadcast news show at Las Cruces High School and Producer during his junior year. After being a film intern for two consecutive years at the United World College USA campus, he found his love for living among an international community, and will attend the school in the fall of 2019. Ben believes a large impact can be made through film, and continues to express his ideas and beliefs through his videos.
- Embattled Borderlands Story Board
- Death, Damage, and Failure – ACLU Report
- Why Trumps Wall Contradicts Today’s Trends
- Creatures and the walls that could silence them: USA Today
- Earth Matters Interview: No Boots, No Beds, No Wall
- The Wall: The real costs of a barrier (Brookings article)
- Jaguar takes trailcam “selfie”
- DHS Request to DOD re: New Mexico Border Wall
- Borderlands in Peril
- Wildlife and the Wall in Santa Teresa, NM
- Fish and Wildlife Services lays out concerns over border wall
This is a project of the Southwest Environmental Center, a non-profit based in Las Cruces, NM that protects wildlife and their habitats in the southwest through grassroots advocacy and on-the-ground restoration projects. Read more at www.wildmesquite.org.
This project was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Olseth Family Foundation.