‘Roma’ Director Alfonso Cuaron Slams Border Wall In New W Magazine ‘Director’s Cut’ Series Featuring Spike Lee, Emma Stone And More

Alfonso Cuaron is speaking out against Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the U.S./Mexico border.

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The “Roma” director is featured in W Magazine‘s new “Director’s Cut” collaborations series, with photos of the film’s Oscar-nominated star Yalitza Arapicio standing by a border wall in Tijuana directed by Cuaron himself.

Photo: Carlos Somonte/W Magazine
Photo: Carlos Somonte/W Magazine

In the feature article, Cuaron said, “The wall turns people into enemies for no reason. Walls are pointless.”

The director continued, “In Mexico and elsewhere, people who look like Yalitza are immediately classified and deemed unworthy. Being acknowledged by the Academy has a big impact. It’s another wall. And hopefully that wall has started to fall.”

Photo: Carlos Somonte/W Magazine
Photo: Carlos Somonte/W Magazine

Cuaron also spoke about what the wall means to people like Arapicio and many Mexicans like her.

“Yalitza is very much like the people who are trying to cross into America for a better life,” he said. “But now, because of the attention she is getting, she has become special. Yalitza could be the people at the wall, and they could be her.”

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Photo: Yorgos Lanthimos/W Magazine
Photo: Yorgos Lanthimos/W Magazine

Also included in the “Director’s Cut” series is a feature about Emma Stone with a series of photos overseen by “The Favourite” director Yorgos Lanthimos.

Photo: LaToya Ruby Frazier/W Magazine
Photo: LaToya Ruby Frazier/W Magazine

“BlacKkKlansman” helmer Spike Lee directed a photo-set starring Angela Bassett.

Photo: Collier Schorr/W Magazine
Photo: Collier Schorr/W Magazine

Finally, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” filmmaker Marielle Heller directed the photoshoot for a feature with actress Bel Powley.

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