Trans-Border Institute To Host Border Film Week

SAN DIEGO, CA: On February 24 to February 26, the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute will be hosting the 9th Annual Border Film Week. Held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre from 6:00-8:30 p.m., the documentaries feature stories about border culture, and make relevant the issues that face those in San Diego as well as Mexican and Latin American communities.

Every year, the Institute brings to campus award-winning documentary films that explore border issues and provide the university community with an opportunity to explore cultural relationships as well as insight into a variety of perspectives. The 2015 themes focus on migration and gender, the drug war, and interconnectedness among communities, with each night focusing on a key issue. The events will also feature short films, with discussions with the documentary filmmakers and faculty members to follow the screenings.

The event is free and open to the public, however to guarantee a seat, please register at For more information, visit the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Media should please contact Melissa Olesen (619) 260-4659 x4 or

WHO: Trans-Border Institute

WHAT: Border Film Week; Documentary film screenings, panel discussions

WHERE: Joan B. Kroc School of Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92108

WHEN: February 24, 2015 to February 26, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please RSVP at

For more information and the documentary film schedule, visit

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.


Denise Ward
(619) 260-4659