Hostile Border: Michael Dwyer’s Tale of Immigration–and Two Cultures

Winner of Audience Award at the 2015 LA Film Fest, Hostile Border is a timely and relevant tale about the volatile US=Mexico border through the experiences of one young woman.

Raised in the U.S., Claudia is an undocumented immigrant living beyond her means in what could be described as a twisted version of the American dream. When she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud, Claudia is quickly deported to México. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign “homeland,” she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father’s cattle ranch.

Family problems ensue when she clashes with her unyielding father, making her even more determined to go back. Her attempts to return home to the U.S. thrust her into a dangerous bond with a foreign smuggler, Ricky.

Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky’s promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices.

Effective as a crime thriller and a western, Hostile Border details the transformative journey of a young woman confronting the high price of American ideals in the dark places between two cultures, which could not have been more different

Hostile Border opens in select theaters, on demand and digital on April 15, 2016.