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Hisatsinom - The Ancient Ones
Hofmann's Potion
WSs of desert plain in Death Valley National Park. Various shots of coyote trotting in plain near salt flats, crossing road. Shots of Devil's Golf Course, a zone dotted with chunks of dried salted mud in plain.
Mexico Border - People smugglers on the rise as border controls strengthen
NAME: MEX BORDER 20061230I TAPE: EF06/1272 IN_TIME: 10:16:19:06 DURATION: 00:03:30:00 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Various - 2006 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: Sasabe, Sonora (Mexico) - Arivaca, Arizona (US) border - April, 2006 1. Border patrol officer checking a man 2. Zoom in on detained man sitting on ground 3. Patrol officers checking a group of immigrants 4. Pull out from immigrants and border patrol officers walking to bus Tijuana, (Mexico) - San Isidro, (US) border - October, 2006 5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Victor Clark, specialist in anthropology: "A smuggler is now indispensable, as never before, and he is necessary on the border. The only way to cross to United States with some safety, is contracting a smuggler. To do that (to cross the border) alone or with the family through the desert or the mountains is like killing yourself." Sasabe, Sonora (Mexico) - Arivaca, Arizona (US) border - April, 2006 6. Men passing through the desert in truck 7. Wide shot of immigrants on the border waiting to cross 8. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Immigrant waiting to cross the border, (no name given): "Even if it (to cross the border) costs me my life, I want to arrive there (United States), I want to earn money. I need money because I'm a poor man." 9. Tracking shot of vehicle driving through desert 10. Member of BETA group, who help immigrants, checking trucks on the way 11. Pan from member of Beta group to immigrants inside truck Tijuana, (Mexico) - San Isidro, (US) border - October, 2006 12. Wide shot of old fence on Mexico-US border 13. Border patrol vehicles by border fence 14. Close-up of new fence built on border 15. Officers working on new fence 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Drake, Master Sergeant US Army: "What we are going to do is prevent anyone from coming across the border in a four-wheel drive with a weapon, biological, chemical, God forbid a nuclear, or even to slow down and stem the tide of illegal drugs coming in. So we are erecting barriers but we don't actually have a fence there." 17. Cross on old fence reading (in Spanish): "Irma Estrada Gutierrez. 10 years old. Morelos" 18. Man walking along old fence 19. Man climbing the fence 20. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Juan Torres, smuggler: "Now it's so hard because there are cameras, the new fence that did not exist, the fence inside (the border) and those things made the crossing more difficult for people (who want to cross). Before that, there was no fence or barbed wire." 21. Wide shot of old fence 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Wayne Cornelius, immigration expert at the University of California: "Coyotes will simply take their clients around it, it's not going to be a 2-thousand mile sea to sea barrier and the unfortified parts of the border will be precisely those places where coyotes shift their roots to. They will have greater costs getting their clients to those more remote areas but they will also be able to charge more for their services." 23. Border patrol truck 24. People walking along old fence on border STORYLINE: Toughened US border enforcement has prompted substantially more illegal immigrants to hire smugglers to help them cross over from Mexico, and competition among sophisticated criminal networks for customers has spawned violence and sometimes death. The evidence is abundant in border boomtowns, where human traffickers rustle together groups of immigrants for the journey north. Further evidence comes from tens of thousands of interviews of illegal border crossers in surveys by a Mexican government-funded research institution, which were analysed by The Associated Press. AP's examination of the sweeping data found the use of smugglers on the rise among those surveyed. About half of those surveyed in 2005 said they had hired a smuggler. That compared to about 1 in 3 in 2004 and just 1 in 6 in 2000. "Even if it (to cross the border) costs me my life, I want to arrive there (United States), I want to earn money," said one illegal migrant about to cross the border from Mexico. The actual percentage of illegal immigrants who hire smugglers may be even higher than what the AP analysis found, due to the possibility people may hesitate to admit they hired someone to commit a crime. And the survey excludes those who made it across and remain in the United States, a successful crossing often depends on the expertise of a hired guide. In this market, where customers pay several times what they did a decade ago, increasingly brazen organisations compete for business. "A smuggler is now indispensable, as never before, and he is necessary on the border," said Viktor Clark, a specialist in anthropology. While most smugglers, often called "coyotes", walk their customers several nights across the deserts that dominate the frontier's nearly 2,000 miles, others take frightening risks. The Border Patrol has grown from 8,400 agents in 1999 to 12,400 agents today and is projected to reach 18-thousand by the end of 2008. US President George W Bush dispatched the National Guard to the border last spring and recently signed legislation to erect 700 miles (1,127 kilometres) of fencing from California to Texas. Meanwhile, the government is buying sensors, unmanned aircraft and other border security gadgets. "Now it's so hard because there are cameras, the new fence that did not exist, the fence inside (the border) and those things made the crossing more difficult for people (who want to cross)," said Juan Torres, a smuggler. A senior official at the US Department of Homeland Security said the fact that migrants are increasingly relying on smugglers shows that heightened border enforcement is working. Critics say the border crackdown isn't working, that the US government's own estimates suggest the number of illegal immigrants here grew by 2 (m) million between 2000 and 2005 to 10.5 (m) million people. The big winners, they say, are the smugglers. "It's not going to be a 2-thousand mile sea to sea barrier and the unfortified parts of the border will be precisely those places where coyotes shift their roots to," said Wayne Cornelius, an immigration expert at the University of California. Nowhere are smugglers more prominent than Arizona, the border's desolate midsection and the central front in the US government's struggle against illegal crossings. According to AP's analysis, of those who said they crossed the border through one of three major Arizona corridors, 55 percent hired a smuggler last year. That compares to 28 percent in 2003 and 18 percent in 2000.
Coyote running in desert
Coyote (Canis latrans) running in the desert. Filmed in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.
News Clip: Big Bend extra
Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
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Coyote Problems
Le bon, la brute et le truand, on Paris Première: focus on Ennio Morricone’s score
Radio France: filmed programmes
b&w - dusk - m/s coyote stands, sits and howls in desert with plateaus
Coyote walking in desert
Coyote (Canis latrans) walking in the desert. Filmed in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.
News Clip: Lee Elsesser stories
Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kuwait Troops - US/UK troops prepare for possibility of war
TAPE: EF03/0137 IN_TIME: 00:42:29 DURATION: 3:29 SOURCES: APTN/AGENCY POOL RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Near Iraqi border - 13 Feb 2003 SHOTLIST: APTN Night shots (Nightscope): 1. Various of groups of US soldiers standing around during desert training exercise 2. Heavy military transporter driving by 3. Rear shot convoy Agency Pool Night shots (Nightscope): 4. Pan from back of open tank and US troops to another tank 5. Various distant shots of Paladin artillery guns firing 6. Closer shot of US tank firing 7. Soldiers wearing night vision goggles 8. Tracer fire 9. Rear shot US soldiers watching tracer fire 10. Tracer fire into distance APTN Day shots: 11. Wide shot desertscape with tanks in distance 12. Wide shot shot 207mm multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) firing 13. Close up rocket launcher turning round 14. Wide shot rocket launcher firing, tilt up to vapour trail of rocket in sky 15. Wide shot row of Paladin tanks firing 105mm shells 16. Close up gun on tank against sky Agency Pool Day shots: 17. Front view as tank fires 18. Plume of smoke on impact 19. US soldiers watching proceedings 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Captain Karim Paul Montague, Field Artillery Battery Commander "Well I mean I don't know what the future holds but I know that our soldiers are ready. We're well trained. We've been training for a major training exercise that took us out to California for the national traning centre throughout the summer and into the fall. So we've come here at the peak point of our training and we're just continuing to build on that, so our soldiers are ready." 21. Cutaway jeep 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Captain Tom Torrance, Commander of Third Artillery Division "We're ready. We're ready for whatever the nation needs us to do." 23. US flag flying on vehicle 24. Close up British flag on back of military vehicles, pan across to line of vehicles and troops 25. British troops get down from back of army truck 26. Pan across line of military trucks and British troops gathering 27. Mid shot seated soldier checking his gun 28. British soldier gives binoculars, goes back to group huddled around machine gun 29. Soldiers on ground firing at target 30. British soldiers on the march APTN 31. Wide shot of bridge and US soldiers (US Marine engineers) at Camp Coyote 32. Various of soldiers assembling bridge 33. SOUNDBITE: (English) Major-General Jim Amos, Marine Engineer Group "There's a whole bunch of them that aren't getting hot showers, they're bathing their bodies in baby wipes. They're eating sometimes - it's MRE (Meal-Ready-to-Eat), sometimes it's hot food that gets trucked out and you'd ask yourself, why would their morale be high? They're just proud to be here, they're glad they're here." 34. Mid shot bridge being constructed 35. Men fixing struts 36. Wide shot of desert, bridge and soldiers clustered round STORYLINE: British and American forces continued their training in the deserts of Kuwait on Thursday, as part of preparations for a possible assault on Kuwait's neighbour Iraq. The live fire exercises involved US troops from the First Battalion, Third Artillery Division, and were carried out just a few kilometres from the Iraqi border, marked by an electric fence and 10-foot-high mounds of dirt running along the wire. Troops fired 155 mm projectiles from Paladin self-propelled artillery guns mounted on Bradley fighting vehicles at targets including VMP armoured personnel carriers and T55 tanks. Commanders insisted that live ammunition was necessary to simulate a real war. The 207 mm rockets are capable of hitting a target 20 miles away and the multiple launch rocket system can fire 12 rockets at once. Each rocket is loaded with munitions designed to wreak destruction over hundreds of square yards, particularly on soft targets like infantry and air defence units. Thousands of American troops are already in Kuwait, and more are on their way, as Kuwait is likely to be an important launching pad for any U.S. invasion if Baghdad does not prove it has fulfilled Washington's demand that it rid the country of weapons of mass destruction. Morale was high and troops proclaimed they were ready for combat. A few kilometres away British troops carried out their own live fire exercises. British troops and equipment have been pouring into Kuwait over the past few weeks. British planes already patrol the "no-fly" zones of northern and southern Iraq, created after the 1991 Gulf War, with the stated intention of protecting Kurdish rebels in the north and minority Shiite Muslims in the south from attack by Iraqi government forces. Meanwhile at Camp Coyote, the First Marine Expeditionary Force Engineer Group were practising their role in the event of war. Their job is to pave the way for advancing forces, including tasks such as building structures like this girder bridge. They are designed to be thrown up quickly to cross obstacles such as rivers, and keep the tanks and men on the move. As well as bridges they repair or upgrade roads, and build bases and make-shift airstrips. Their commander says living conditions in the Kuwaiti desert are difficult but morale is very high among his men.
b&w - dusk - m/s coyote stands, sits and howls in desert with plateaus
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#6086 TAPE AV Jellyfish (GREAT-blue & yellow BGs), CUs var. anemones and sea nettle, anemones, ecu of tentacles, hermit crab, lionfish, school of sardines, rainbow trout, bird, tern, ocean type birds, t/l ocean w/ gray sky. LOS ANGELES - Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills sign, Rodeo Drive, Mercedes Benz, BMW & Jaguar emblem cu, Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive signs, store signs, Los Angeles freeway traffic, Venice Beach - roller skating, Monterey - bronze Dolphin Fountain, harvesting kelp from ocean, Hollywood freeway morning traffic, fireplace. TAPE B2 Monument Valley, Arizona - red rocks butte, desert, sheep grazing, Canyon De Chelly, fall colors, dinosaur fossil / cu of footprint, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, sand dunes, Grand Canyon, Sedona, young woman sits on tree trunks, San Xavier Mission, Tombstone, OK Corral Stable, "Lucky Cuss" restaurant, Bisbee - Copper Queen Hotel, Old Tucson - tourists, cu tourists at pool, old steam locomotive, stagecoach w/ tourists, stagecoach down old dirt road, Jerome, AZ, Sedona - hikers, man standing on Red Rock cliff, Wickenburg, AZ - typical small town main street, freeway runs through canyon, boats moored on lake, Arizona desert, horseback riders in desert, desert sunset, sunrise over rocks, moon, duck mother w/ chicks, jackrabbit, small brown bird, cactus wren, coyote, roadrunner, fox, black bear, prairie dog, bighorn sheep, bee inside cactus flower, yellow wildflowers, desert birds. KEYWORDS: Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Tombstone, desert, dam, animals.
American elections seen from the village of victor, colorado
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
[California: the aircraft cemetery]
TF1 News (Private - August 1982 ->)
Mexico Border - EXCLUSIVE Feature on Mexicans attempting trip across border
NAME: MEX BORDER 20060407I TAPE: EF06/0300 IN_TIME: 11:26:14:17 DURATION: 00:02:45:01 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Nogales/Sasabe - 4/5 April 2006 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST Nogales, Sonora - 4/5 April 1. Train pulls into station 2. Train station 3. Car going through US Immigration border checkpoint 4. American flag 5. Fence at border with border patrol on US Side Sasabe, Sonora - 4/5 April 6. White van carrying migrants to US 7. Worker for government organisation known as ''Grupo Beta'', Miguel Martinez, approaches van full of migrants 8. Various of migrants listening to advice in back of van 9. Woman migrant listening 10. White truck pulls up 11. Various of people waiting for nightfall to travel 500 metres across the border 12. Water jugs on ground, pull out to group waiting 13. Guadalupe Mendez and son, Ricardo, waiting 14. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Guadalupe Mendez, trying to cross into US: "So far everything is going well. It is a long way, especially for me since I have the child with me." 15. Various of people looking around the area, waiting for departure 16. Various of people making coffee while waiting for departure 17. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Zambrano Velasco, from Chiapas state, trying to cross into US: "Definitely, I go to win or lose, to live or to die, my goal is to survive and this is a free country." 18. Various of people waiting 19. Moving shot from truck with people on board departing for US STORYLINE Untold numbers of Mexicans hoping for a better life in the US attempt to make the illegal, and increasingly treacherous, journey across the border each year. Authorities reported that more than one (m) million Mexicans were arrested in 2005 whilst attempting to cross the US-Mexico border, which stretches two-thousand miles (32-hundred kilometres) from end to end. A further 415 people died. With the US Congress currently debating changes to federal immigration laws, the issue of cross-border migration has become a topic for heated debate on both sides of the border. As part of a series of exclusive reports focusing on the immigration debate, AP Television News met up with a group of Mexicans hoping to make the illegal crossing from Sasabe in Mexico''s Sonora desert into the US state of Arizona. Amonst those waiting to make the next leg of the long journey to the US were Guadalupe Mendez and her son, Ricardo. Guadalupe is one of thousands of Mexicans to head to Sasabe, 70 miles (112 kilometres) south of Tucson. It has become a hot destination largely because of increased US Border Patrol operations elsewhere along the border. Over the past decade, beefed-up sweeps such as Operation Gatekeeper, which targeted smuggling routes through the border cities of Tijuana, El Paso and Laredo, largely shut down the traditional migrant crossings along the California and Texas borders, pushing migration to the corridor south of Arizona. Migrants'' journeys often start deep in Mexico''s interior, in poor southern states like Oaxaca, Veracruz and Puebla, historically the principal senders of US-bound labour. "So far everything is going well. It is a long way, especially for me since I have the child with me," Guadalupe said. Before Guadalupe and the other would-be immigrants set off on their journey, they met members of Grupo Beta, a government-sponsored group that tries to discourage people from crossing and aids those stranded in the desert. Miguel Martinez warns them of the perils of the journey and advises them to bring enough food and water. The logistics of crossing are complicated, and dangerous. Migrants often assemble in teams and hire guides known as "coyotes" to help them make a successful trip. After piling their charges into pickup trucks, the coyotes drive along the dusty, loosely patrolled roads parallel to the border. Once they arrive at a good spot, perhaps one with a low barbed-wire fence, the guides point the way through ravines and riverbeds, where migrants have the best chance of going undetected. From there, the Mexicans begin a difficult desert march of up to 50 miles (80 kilometres). At some point, they may be met by another guide, who arranges transport to the final destination. American politicians and society are currently divided about whether illegal immigrants help or hurt the country. Business interests want to preserve their access to foreign workers as a cheap labour force, while many conservatives would rather get tough on illegal immigrants, refusing to reward those who flout the law to enter the country. On Friday, landmark legislation offering eventual US citizenship to (M) millions of illegal immigrants suffered a potentially fatal blow in the US Senate. The bill fell victim to internal disputes in both parties as well as to bewildering political maneouvring. On the key vote, only 38 senators, all Democrats, lined up in support. That was 22 short of the 60 needed, and left the legislation in limbo as lawmakers left the Capitol for a two-week break The immigration bill would have provided for stronger border security, regulated the future entry of foreign workers and created a complex new set of regulations for the estimated 11 (M) million immigrants in the country illegally. Officials said an estimated nine (M) million of them, those who could show they had been in the United States for more than two years, would eventually become eligible for citizenship under the proposal.
b&w - dusk - m/s coyote stands, sits and howls in desert with plateaus
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