Award of Merit – Across The Border (USA)

Title: Across The Border
Runtime: 7 min
Country: USA
Director: Alberto Carapia
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2020

Synopsis: Have you ever wonder how far will an immigrant go to pursue happiness, safety, a better life, help loved ones, find family, or escape persecution? Across The Border is a film inspired by true events. There are many untold stories about what the less fortunate must go through to escape corrupted systems and third world country barriers. For others, they just want to start fresh, new beginnings, or new exciting adventures. This film unveils truth about immigration, family and pursuit of happiness. But for Beto (an immigrant), there will be a sudden change that will make him realize that happiness and success could be different for every person.