Broken Land

Broken Land play

Documentary, 75 min.


by Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter

Switzerland, August 2014

Out in desert-like nature, living in the shadows of the immense fence that is erected to control Mexican immigration, seven Americans tell how the border transforms their lives. They observe the haunting traces left by the crossing migrants – people they never come face to face with – as they confide their fear, defiance and at times even compassion.


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Directed by: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter (in artistic collaboration with Peter Mettler)
Written by: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter, Aude Py

World Premiere: August 2014
Original Version: English, colour, DCP, 75 min.

ISAN: 0000-0003-C913-0000-9-0000-0000-A

Production: Intermezzo Films, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR / ARTE G.E.I.E.
Producer: Aline Schmid

Cinematography: Peter Mettler, Luc Peter
Editing: Florent Mangeot, Peter Mettler, Vincent Pluss
Location Sound Mix: Jürg Lempen
Sound Editing: Etienne Curchod
Sound Design: Franz Treichler
Rerecording Sound Mix: Etienne Curchod
Music: Franz Treichler

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World Rights: Intermezzo Films

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Distribution Switzerland: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH