The American Sector

70 min. co-directed with Courtney Stephens

The American Sector takes viewers on a fractured road trip, encountering panels of The Berlin Wall that have been installed as public monuments throughout the United States. Visiting over forty sites, the film weaves together the stories people tell about these imported monoliths, capturing how artifacts bond the past and the present.

“There’s no predetermined narrative at play in this concise and elegantly crafted road trip.” 
– Hollywood Reporter

The American Sector Film by Pacho Velez

Press Notes/Press Kit
Festivals & Awards 

Berlin International Film Festival 

San Francisco International Film Festival

Luxembourg City Film Festival

Human Rights Film Festival Zagreb

Maryland Film Festival

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Montreal International Documentary Festival / RIDM

Doc Aviv

Dokufest, Kosovo