USD Trans-Border Institute to Host Border Film Week

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

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. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. 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.