The film instantly ground us in the moment, with a TV in the background airing footage of Trump at a rally, leading his followers in a chant about building a wall. But while Nacido de Neuvo is clearly a narrative response to Trump’s election, the immigration story it tells is not as simple as “open borders are good; the wall is bad.”
It starts with white, semi-rookie border patrol agent Garrett getting partnered up with veteran Hispanic agent Ramon, who is so hardened by his years of duty that he’s completely unmoved hearing that a 12-year old girl has just been killed in a shootout while crossing the border. Eventually, the two run into some illegals, and a simple arrest is complicated by a pregnant woman giving chase. By the time the situation is resolved, tragically, viewers will have a lot to think about.
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