Mar 24
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TBI Event: Border Film Week, March 29th – April 1st

Visit the Trans-Border Institute event page for more information.

When: March 29 – April 1, 2010, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Joan B. Kroc Theatre, University of San Diego

Cost: Free and open to the public

March 29- “The Devil’s Breath,” commentary by producer Laura Castaneda

The Devil’s Breath brings the stories of the undocumented victims of the 2007 California wildfires to life through interviews with their traveling companions, the health care providers who treated them, the family members they left behind, visits to the sites where they perished, and audio of one survivor’s frantic 9-1-1 calls for help during the 2007 firestorms in San Diego.

March 30. "7 Soles," commentary by director Pedro Ultreras

El Negro is hired to smuggle a group of undocumented migrants into the United States. He wants out of the smuggling business and claims this is his last trip. His superiors, now suspicious, send Gavilan, a younger smuggler, to keep an eye on him. During the troubled crossing, the smugglers fight and eventually lose part of their human cargo. Negro escapes from his former associates but also from justice.

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.

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