Episode 14: Inside the Immigration Crisis with “Blood on the Wall” Directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested
THE MAKING OF: A NAT GEO PODCAST
Recent history is shown in fascinating detail in “Blood On The Wall” from National Geographic Documentary Films. Academy Award® nominee and bestselling author, journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nick Quested discuss the heartbreaking realities of corruption in Mexico with host Stacey Wilson Hunt. Quested and Junger reveal how their film crews were able to take viewers inside the lives of Central American migrants traveling together in a caravan and narco-traffickers moving drugs across the U.S. border. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
'Blood on the Wall': A Conversation with Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested
Washington Post Live
Join award-winning directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested for a conversation about their new National Geographic documentary, “Blood on the Wall,” which explores the current migration crisis in Mexico.
Blood on the Wall / Film School radio interview with Co-director Nick Quested
KUCI: Film School
In Central America, a caravan of migrants seeking a better life heads north to the United States, as narco-traffickers — part of the cause for the caravan — move drugs and money back and forth across the same border. From Academy Award-nominated director Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning producer Nick Quested, BLOOD ON THE WALL explores the depths of corruption plaguing Mexico and Central America and the policies of the past that have made it impossible for everyday people to find justice. Filmed in 2018 and 2019, just as the caravans made international news, BLOOD ON THE WALL is both intimate and wide-ranging as it follows a 17-year-old journeying from Honduras, a mother and daughter and their family trying to make the life-threatening trek easier for their kids, and smugglers and traffickers who reveal what set them on their own path. Using the same on-the-ground journalism and granular point of view that co-directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested used in Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, Korengal, and the Oscar-nominated Restrepo, BLOOD ON THE WALL brings the humanity of the migrants to the forefront and untangles how politics, the drug trade, violence, and the desire for safety result in unbelievable anguish happening in plain sight. Co-director Nick Quested joins us to talk about the extraordinarily violent and unstable circumstance these immigrants navigate and the palpable sense of cynical betrayal that the US and Mexico deploy against them.For news, screenings and updates go to: nationalgeographic.com/blood-on-the-wallFor more on sebastianjunger.com
10-02-20 with Director Nick Quested Blood on the Wall National Geographic Documentary
Health Matters Sonoma
About Blood on the Wall National Geographic DocumentaryThe film primarily follows two parties hoping to make it past the US border. There’s Ludy, a seventeen-year-old girl with no family who has been a rape victen in Guatemala and is traveling with her boyfriend in the caravan for protection. The other focus is on a mother named Sara and her large family of kids ranging from teenagers to a toddler. Their long and perilous journey is chronicled as they desperately fight for their survival.This two-hour documentary juxtaposes their stories against background information of how life south of the border has evolved into its current hostile state and the USA’s involvement in it. The film is somewhat bookended by a heroin runner in Arizona, a US resident who isn’t nervous every time she goes through border patrol on her way in and out. The history of how heroin and crack production became a way of life and a source of power is well documented throughout the film. Get on the email list at healthmatters.substack.com
Remember the caravans, the mass movements of thousands of desperate poor people from Honduras and Guatemala who walked the length of Mexico to the American border? Guest Nick Quested was with Sebastian Junger the producer-director of a new documentary, Blood on the Walls that shows how the caravans succeeded and how they failed the people who took part.
“Going into Syria itself at the point where we started shooting was basically a suicide mission. Not so much the risks of combat, but the risk of being kidnapped, sold to ISIS and having your head cut off. So we were making a film about the Syrian civil war and we couldn't shoot in the Syrian civil war.”
Sebastian Junger is the director, of the documentary film RESTREPO where he collaborated with producer Nick Quested on the project. They both joined forces again with their latest documentary film Hell On Earth, which examines the severe conflicts happening in Syria and Iraq. Watch this Full Episode for Free: https://londonreal.tv/sebastian-junger-nick-quested/
Sebastian Junger & Nick Quested - Hell On Earth TRAILER
Sebastian Junger is the director, of the documentary film RESTREPO where he collaborated with producer Nick Quested on the project. They both joined forces again with their latest documentary film Hell On Earth, the film looks into the severe conflicts happening in Syria and Iraq. Watch this Full Episode for Free on the 19th November 2017 only at https://londonreal.tv/sebastian-junger-nick-quested/