Birth on the Border

Ellie Lobovits | USA- Mexico 28 min | 2018

Seeking a safer future for their children, Gaby and Luisa, two women from Ciudad Juárez, cross the US-Mexico border legally to give birth in El Paso, Texas. They put their hearts and bodies on the line as they confront harassment at the hands of U.S. border officials


Ellie Lobovits is a filmmaker, curator, and cultural observer. Ellie’s research, writing, and filmmaking focus on borderlands, the body, and feminist stories. Her most recent documentary film, Birth on the Border, explores childbirth and legal border-crossing on the US-Mexico border. Ellie holds an MA in Visual Anthropology from San Francisco State University.

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