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USD to Host Border Film Week

Featuring the best of border cinema, the Trans-Border Institute’s annual Border Film Week will showcase documentary and fiction films offering attendees a broad vision of border culture.

WHAT: Border Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

WHEN: Monday, March 24, 2014 – Friday, March 28, 2014

Monday, March 24
Cultural and Gender Identity

6:00 p.m.
In Land of Cowboys / En Tierra de Vaqueros
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Oliver Rendón, Director / 32 min.

6:40 p.m.
Die Standing Up / Morir de Pie
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Jacaranda Correa, Director / 90 min.

7:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Oliver Rendón, Director
• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute Director

Tuesday, March 25
Border Subjectivities & Pilgrimages

5:00 p.m.
I Want to See / Quiero Ver
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Adele Horne, Director / 6 min

Skin Destination
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Adriana Trujillo, Director / 10 mins.

Dress Rehearsal for Utopia / Ensayo Final Para Utopía
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Andrés Duque, Director / 75 min

6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Adriana Trujillo, Director
• Adele Horne, Director

Wednesday, March 26
Accountability and Migration

4:00 p.m.
Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala / Tengan Puestos los Ojos en Guatemala
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Gabriela Martínez, Director / 54 min.

5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Gabriela Martínez, Film Director
• Moderator, Dr. Julia Medina, Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Douglas Carranza, Program Director of Central American Studies Program, California State University Northridge.
• Dr. Antonieta Mercado, Communication Studies Department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Kevin Guerrieri, Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
Co-sponsored by the University of San Diego Enhanced Student-Faculty Information Fund, the Department of Languages and Literatures, the International Studies Center and the Latin American Studies Program.

6:00 p.m.
Coronation / Coronación
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Ana Andrade, Bryan Chillian, Jesus Guerra, Directors / 7:51 min.

6:15 p.m.
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus / La Camioneta: El Viaje de un Autobús Americano.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Mark Kendall, Director / 72 min.

7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Ana Andrade, Bryan Chillian, and Jesus Guerra, Directors

Thursday, March 27
Cross-Cultural Understanding

5:00 p.m.
Out of Focus / Fuera de Foco
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Adrián Arce and Antonio Zirión, Directors / 36 min.

5:40 p.m.
I’m Just Like You / Me Parezco Tanto a Ti
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Luna Marán, Director / 23 min.

6:05 p.m.
Holy Death: White Girl, Pretty Girl / Santísima Muerte: Niña Blanca, Niña Bonita
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Pavel Valenzuela, Director and Dr. Manuel Valenzuela, Producer / 63 min.

7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Dr. Manuel Valenzuela, Director, Producer and Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte.
• Dr. Alberto López Pulido, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute Director

Friday, March 28
Borders and Geopolitics

5:00 p.m.
Traces
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Fiamma Montezemolo, Director / 20 mins.

Humedales Artificiales: Three Transnational Wetlands
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Cynthia Hooper, Director / 5 min

5:25 p.m.
Purgatory / Purgatorio
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Rodrigo Reyes, Director / 80 min

6:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
• Rodrigo Reyes, Director
• Cynthia Hooper, Director
• Dr.Olivia Ruiz, Professor Department of Cultural Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and University of San Diego's Lecturer.
• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute Director

WHERE: The screenings will take place in two different venues:
• Monday, March 24, Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26:
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
• Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28:
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

Admission is free and the events are open to the public.

For more information about Border Film Week, including summaries of the films, please visit https://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/institutes/tbi/news/events/eventlist.php?_focus=47280.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Tom Cleary
tcleary@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4297