The American Sector
Director: Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez Run Time: 69 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2020
Co-presented by Cinema Eye Honors
For 18 months, filmmakers Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez traveled the US to document sections of the Berlin Wall now on display in over 75 locations, ranging from the serious (Fort Benning) to the bizarre (Main Street Station Casino in Las Vegas). Along the way, interviews with unusual characters who own, maintain, and interact with pieces of the wall offer a window into American culture, and through the film, these Cold War relics become a catalyst for exploring today’s timely issues.
Special thanks to ESPN 30 for 30