This expressionistic short film captures the desperation of refugees attempting to cross the border in search of a better life. Waddington spent months in the fields around the Red Cross camp in Sangatte, France, documenting Afghan and Iraqi refugees who hide on trucks and freight trains in an attempt to enter England via the Channel Tunnel. Border shows the limbo in which the refugees live and the mounting police violence as the Red Cross tries to close the camp. 2004, France/U.K., color, video,
Lower East Side Stories
Directed by Liselle Mei
Lower East Side Stories features four sequential portraits of women of varying ages and ethnicities living in New York City. The characters’ individual struggles for validation and self-fulfillment are presented against the unique social and cultural backdrop of a Lower East Side neighborhood. 2003, U.S., color, 35mm, 38 minutes.