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Arid Zone

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What's it like to be a foreigner in the most conservative city in the United States? In 2001, Brazilian director Fernanda Pessoa was 15 years old and experienced being a foreign exchange student for one year in Mesa, Arizona, considered the USA’s most conservative city. Fifteen years later – and two months before Donald Trump’s election – she’s back to try to understand her experience there and the conservative ideas on topics such as the Mexican border, the cowboy lifestyle, religiosity, and patriotism.

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