USD’s Trans-Border Institute to Host Annual Border Film Week

From March 4 - 8, the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute (TBI) will host its annual Border Film Week at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace and Justice Theater. The aim is to promote awareness about border culture and Mexico by providing the USD and San Diego communities with films created in the border region.

The films to be shown the first three nights are "Felix" (2012), directed by Adriana Trujillo who will attend to offer her insight on the film making process; "Espacio Interior" (2012), directed by Kai Parlange Tessmann; and "Tierra Brilliante" (2011), created by filmmaker Omar Figueroa who will be in attendance to offer his insights on making this film.

Thursday will be host to three short films: “San Ysidro: Frontera Olvidada/A Forgotten Border” (2012), created by four Mexican-American teens; “Botes al Amanecer” (2012), with Jose Yenque, actor/producer and member of the Border Film Week advisory committee in attendance to offer his insights; and “Gimme the Power” (2012), a rockumentary directed by Olallo Rubio.

Friday will close with "Mariachi Gringo" (2012), followed by a Q&A by Director Tom Gustafson, and a closing reception concert by the USD Mariachi Ensemble.

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

WHO: Trans-Border Institute Border Film Week
WHAT: Film screenings, expert commentary, panel discussions, and a concert
comprising the USD Trans-Border Institute's Annual Border Film Week
WHERE: Joan B. Kroc School of Peace & Justice Theater
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
WHEN: March 4 – 8 at 6 p.m.
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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.