Through the Repellent Fence

America ReFramed Season 6
  • Feature Film
  • 2018
  • 59 Mins

Through the Repellent Fence​ follows the creation of a two-mile long ephemeral art installation by three Native American artists: Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Collectively known as "Postcommodity," these artists explore Indigenous connections to place and the natural world using landscape art. Their piece titled "Repellent Fence" install floating balloons north and south of the border to represent a metaphorical suture "stitching" together of the United States and Mexico.

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Film Credits

  • Patrick O'Connor

Critical Acclaim

[A] visually engaging, sociopolitical take on the artistic process...the film serves as a whimsical, beckoning endorsement of diversity and inclusion.

Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter