Commissioned as a public art project at the most frequently crossed border in the world: Tijana (Mexico) San Diego (USA). The portrait of a group of US Immigration and Customs Officers, who work with trained dogs to search for drugs and illegal immigrants. The video documents their daily routine. How motherly are they to their dogs? How do they handle the illegal immigrants? Mama illustrates how private psychologies do affect public space.

Filmmaker
Walter Riedweg, Mauricio Dias
Premiere
-
Country
USA, Mexico, Switzerland
Year
2000
Medium
-
Length
21’
Language
English
Producer
Dias & Riedweg
Sales
Dias & Riedweg