Bordertown is based on the tragic account of hundreds of women working in American-owned factories in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where dozens of women working in the maquiladoras have been kidnapped, raped, and murdered; and little, if anything, has been done about it. Eva, a 16-year-old factory worker who was left for dead by the two men who raped her, seeks the help of a local newspaper man. Lauren Adrian, an up-and-coming Chicago newspaper reporter is assigned to the story. What she finds is a corrupt system of unfair labor practices, where workers are offered absolutely no protection from the police, the government agencies, or the companies they slave for. Discussion with Mujeres de Juarez de UCSB following the screening. Gregory Nava, 112 min., English and Spanish, 2006, USA.