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TitleUSD Trans-Border Institute to Host Border Film Week
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

From Monday, March 28, through Thursday, March 31, the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego will host the Annual Border Film Week. This year’s series will feature four films that address different issues relating to the U.S.-Mexican border.

The four films to be presented on consecutive evenings are:  “TijuaneadosAnonimos” (2009), with producer Omar Foglio; “Tijuana Jews” (2005), with USD professor Dr. Alejandro Meter; “La Mama: An American Nun’s Life in a Mexican Prison” (2010), with filmmaker Jody Hammond; and “On The Edge” (2006), with filmmaker SteevHise.  A question-and-answer period will follow each film screening.

The Trans-Border Institute (TBI) was created in 1994 with two main objectives: 1) to promote border-related scholarship, activities and community at the University of San Diego, and 2) to promote an active role for the University in the cross-border community. To realize these objectives, the Institute engages in a variety of programmatic activities and initiatives.

All film screenings are free and open to the public and to the press.

WHO: Film producer Omar Foglio, USD professor Dr. Alejandro Meter, and filmmakers Jody Hammond and SteevHise will offer commentary on the four films, respectively.

WHAT: Four film screenings comprising the USD Trans-Border Institute’s Annual Border Film Week.

WHERE: March 28, 30 – 31
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

March 29
Hahn University Center Forums A/B
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Monday, March 28, through Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. each day

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