Excerpt: Tommy Lee Jones Interviewed by Stephen Applebaum
Stephen Applebaum: Yeah, but are you making an explicit point about America's racial border politics?
Tommy Lee Jones: I prefer to let the movie speak for itself. What I will say is that there is one country there, one culture in that river valley, and it doesn't have a lot to do with Mexico City or Washington D.C. - the Rio Grande valley has its own culture. It is a superficially imposed barrier. A sort of enforced schizophrenia.