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Hostile Terrain 94: A Moment of Global Remembrance


Thousands of people have died and disappeared while crossing the U.S./Mexico border since the mid-1990’s. This tragic loss of life is the direct result of the U.S. border enforcement policy known as Prevention Through Deterrence. These lives are being memorialized through our global participatory exhibition Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) that will launch in late 2020 through the fall of 2021 in 130+ locations on six continents. HT94 is organized by the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-arts-education collective dedicated to raising awareness about migration issues around the globe.  

We are asking people to film themselves reading the name of a person who has died crossing the U.S./Mexico border in Southern Arizona, along with the details of that person’s death. We understand it may be difficult to speak these words out loud, but we hope this can be a way for people to both bear witness to the harsh realities of U.S. Border Patrol policies and keep the memories alive of the thousands who have died in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Through this digital participatory event, communities from around the world will be able to come together virtually in a global moment of reflection.
Over the next 30 days we hope to capture 3200+ individual voices reading out loud the names of the dead who are memorialized in HT94. We will compile these recordings into a single public video that will visually and aurally speak to the immense loss of life that has been caused by America’s border enforcement policies. Please consider joining us in this powerful moment of witnessing. 

    To Get Involved, Follow the Directions Below: 
    1. Email with the subject line “HT94 Video Compilation” and include your name and location* in the body of the email.
      *If you would prefer to keep your identity anonymous, this information is optional. We will also accept audio-only recordings. 
    2. We will reply to your email with the information that you will record yourself reading out loud along with further instructions.
    3. Send the recording back to

    Please submit all requests for participation by July 11th

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