Join the Trans-Border Institute for our Annual Border Film Week. This year we will be presenting four films that address different issues relating to the U.S.-Mexican border.
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"Tijuaneados Anonimos" March 28, 2011, 6 p.m., SOLES, Warren Auditorium
The border city of Tijuana, México is experiencing a crisis of unprecedented violence and ungovernability, this situation affects the daily lives of its inhabitants. Every week, a group of people get together in Tijuaneados Anonymous to share experiences and discuss solutions to the erosive phenomenon that affects them and their city: the tijuaneado. During the sessions the characters reflect on the city, imagining how they want Tijuana to be and how they want to be as individuals. The voices of Tijuaneados Anonymous members are complemented trougout the perspective from citizens that work in close contact with the city and its population, the documentary states: it’s time to stop blaming “others“ for a collective problem. The city is the sum of everyone.
Producer Omar Foglio will answer questions after the screening
"Tijuana Jews" March 29, 2011, 6 p.m., UC Forum A/B
The documentary "Tijuana Jews" explores the little known Jewish community living in Tijuana, giving an insight into the blending of Mexican and Jewish cultures and customs. The film tells the story of the immigrants who established this community as well as a history of the city of Tijuana beginning with Prohibition in the 1920s, when the city became well known.
Dr. Alejandro Meter will share commentary on the film and answer questions after the screening.
"La Mama" March 30, 2011, 6 p.m., SOLES, Warren Auditorium
Narrated by Susan Sarandon, "La Mama: An American Nun's Life in a Mexican Prison" tells the fascinating story of Mother Antonia, a Beverly Hills sociolite that gave up her privileged life to devote herself to serving criminals in a Mexican penitentiary. Mother Antonia has served her self-imposed life sentence for over thirty years.
Filmmaker Jody Hammond will discuss the film and answer questions after the screening.
"On The Edge" March 31, 2011, 6 p.m., SOLES, Warren Auditorium
"On The Edge" is a documentary covering the brutal murders of hundreds of poor young women in the border town of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, murders that have been repeatedly ignored and unresolved by police and governments since 1993. The film sets out to explain the social, cultural, and economic factors that have created this situation where the killings continue to go unpunished.
Filmmaker Steev Hise will discuss the film and the implications of the femicide after the screening.