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Without Walls: Inspirational Film Shows Power Of Art And Community On The Us-Mexico Border

MediaInfoline March 17, 2017
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Johnnie Walker The Journey, through stories of personal progress looks to inspire people. Carrying the theme forward, the next instalment in the storyline titled ‘Without Walls’, an incredible story that intends to inspire people through offering a different outlook on the barriers, physical and cultural; that create divisions.

The video primarily focuses on the US-Mexico border, but the idea is to inspire people to overcome barriers and re-imagine what is possible. In India, art and culture has continued to redefine perception, with imaginary boundaries, now no longer the hindrance. From sports to business, men and women, together are celebrated for their achievements on excelling in their field and have now become an inspiration to many across the world.  The video tells the story of Ana Teresa Fernández’s work and how she is using art to make the US-Mexico border invisible to the eye by painting part of the border fence sky blue.

Without Walls is directed by Laura Herrero Garvín, an emerging Spanish filmmaker and Oscar winning director, Roger Ross Williams is the film’s creative adviser and chief storyteller.

Roger Ross Williams’ most recent film Life, Animated was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The documentary was created by Johnnie Walker as part of its Storyline initiative, a series of short films from a network of global storytellers designed to give real people a voice to tell their inspiring stories of positivity and progress

On ‘Without Walls’ Williams’ said that his vision for the film was to create a narrative that might inspire others: “By focusing on Ana’s beautiful artwork, Without Walls inspires people by offering a different perspective on the barriers – physical and cultural – that divide us. It is about the positivity of the human spirit and shows how hope and optimism can inspire people to face barriers in their own lives, demonstrating that art has the power to help people and communities to reimagine what is possible.”

“Even if for an instant, I want people to imagine this place without barriers – without a wall,” said artist Ana Teresa Fernández of Without Walls – Painting A New Perspective, a new documentary film from Johnnie Walker The Journey as part of their Storyline initiative.

As part of the launch of Without Walls, Johnnie Walker The Journey is supporting the work of Friends of Friendship Park on the San Diego/Tijuana border – a community of people dedicated to bringing together those separated by the fence.

Guy Escolme, Johnnie Walker Global Brand Director, said: “As with all our Storyline films, Without Walls has a remarkable message of optimism that we are privileged to share. By focusing on the efforts of Ana Teresa Fernández and Friends of Friendship Park, we want to inspire people to see how, by facing the barriers in their own lives, they can make a positive commitment to building a better tomorrow.”

This is the latest film in the Storyline series. Last year Ode to Lesvos and Keep Walking Colombia told a global audience two uniquely inspirational stories of the human spirit conquering adversity.

Video URL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKaqfXoRIFo

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