Chris Burgard graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater Arts. Chris made his directorial debut on the cult horror film The Ruining, and later partnered with editor Todd Sheridan Perry and producer Jennifer Champagne to create BORDER, an investigative documentary on the state of our southern border with Mexico. The documentary took Chris and his camera team down to the U.S. Mexican border to interview Border Patrol agents, illegal immigrants, Minutemen, politicians, representatives of the ACLU and local ranchers.
Author Jerome Corsi and filmmaker Chris Burgard discussed the making of Border, an investigative documentary on the turbulent state of America's southern border with Mexico. Burgard's film shows all sides of the border dilemma and included interviews with Border Patrol agents, illegal immigrants, Minutemen, and local ranchers. He described a dire situation in which the Mexican drug cartel controls illegal immigrants. Immigrants are sometimes stuck in the desert without food and water, and the cartel extorts money from them with threats of harming their families back in Mexico.Corsi concurred, commenting that criminal elements, such as the MS-13 gang, control access to the border. Additionally, illegal immigrants can end up serving as drug mules to get into the US, and women are often raped by the guides (known as 'Coyotes') hired to take them across the border, Burgard detailed. The case of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who are serving prison time f ... More »Host: George Noory