There is still time to catch the last two films of Border Film Week, presented by the Trans-Border Institute!
When: March 31st and April 1st, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Joan B. Kroc Theatre, University of San Diego
Cost: Free and open to the public
March 31. "2501 Migrants," commentary by producer Yolanda Cruz
"2501 Migrants" explores questions of art, the artist, and indigenous community in the context of global migration. Daily, thousands of primarily poor and young indigenous Mexicans abandon their native homes. They start voyages to the "first world" in search of jobs and the hope of a brighter future–or, indeed, any economic future at all. In their wake, they leave behind the hollow footprints of a cultural and domestic abandonment
April 1. "El Muro," commentary by film maker Greg Rainoff
El Muro shows the human and environmental consequences of the border fence between Playas and San Ysidro, along the way it visits the reasons for the fence and local perspectives on its effectiveness. Migrants, deportees, minutemen, coyotes, environmentalists, writers, and academics all lend their experience and perspective in terms of human rights, democracy, NAFTA, globalization, and the destruction of the Tijuana estuary.