The first collaboration between film and sound artist Bonnetta and filmmaker/anthropologist Sniadecki, is a captivating and highly topical film in which the Sonoran Desert, among the deadliest routes taken by those crossing from Mexico to the United States, is depicted as a place of dramatic beauty and merciless danger. Haunting 16mm images of the unforgiving landscape and the human traces within it are supplemented with an intricate soundtrack of interwoven sounds and oral testimonies. El Mar la Mar allows this symbolically fraught terrain to take shape in vivid sensory detail, and in doing so, suggests new possibilities for the political documentary.

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