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SDAFF 2016 Spring Showcase Presents 'Born To Dance'

Friday, April 29, 2016 UltraStar Mission Valley Hazard Center

Passport To Africa Arts Series

Friday, April 29, 2016 Encinitas Community Center

Fiesta del Mar

Saturday, April 30, 2016 Imperial Beach Pier Plaza

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Tijuana Migrants Hide In Tunnels As Police Raids Get Deadly

Jan. 28
Midday Edition
By Jean Guerrero

To hide from the police, hundreds of homeless migrants in Tijuana have taken shelter in dark tunnels branching out from the city's river canal. Some get struck and killed on nearby highways when police find them and they try to flee.

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Preview: San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 27
By Beth Accomando

This year’s San Diego Black Film Festival arrives amidst public outcry over another year of very white Academy Award nominations. But the festival highlights the diversity of black filmmaking.

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Podcast Episode 57: San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 26
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Black Film Festival reveals the diversity of contemporary black filmmaking.

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Podcast Episode 56: The Black Panthers And Oscar Boycott

Jan. 21
By Beth Accomando

The screening of a documentary about the Black Panthers at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival this weekend seems oddly appropriate on the heels of the very white Academy Award nominations. Would the Black Panthers be boycotting the Oscars?

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Uses Documentaries To Stir Awareness

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival kicks off its sixth year and four days of films at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Jan. 21.

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Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Jan. 19
By Jean Guerrero

While homicides rose in Tijuana last year, the overall crime rate dropped 9 percent. Tijuana's police chief detailed his high-tech strategy to KPBS.

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FilmOut San Diego Screens 'My Own Private Idaho'

Jan. 12
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is hosting a 25th anniversary screening of Gus Van Sant’s innovative take on the Bard, "My Own Private Idaho,” on Wednesday.

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Karen Refugees In San Diego Celebrate Their New Year

Jan. 11
By Claire Trageser

Refugees from a Burmese ethnic minority group celebrated the new year this weekend and also discussed the news from their home country.

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'Carol' Does Not Have A Hair Out Of Place

Dec. 26
By Beth Accomando

If you are looking for the perfect cinematic gift this Christmas, may I suggest unwrapping “Carol” at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas.

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'A Civil War Christmas' Offers Alternative To Traditional Holiday Theater

Dec. 23
By Beth Accomando

If you’ve had your fill of traditional holiday fare such as "The Grinch," "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol" then Diversionary Theatre has something for you -- Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas."

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San Ysidro Christmas Shopping Hurt By Weaker Mexican Peso

Dec. 22
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana shoppers who typically cross the border to do their Christmas shopping in San Ysidro are holding back as the Mexican peso hits record lows.

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San Diego, Tijuana Residents Have Cross-Border Christmas Celebration

Dec. 21
By Jean Guerrero

People gathered at Border Field State Park and Playas de Tijuana for a binational posada, a Latin American celebration of Joseph and Mary's search for lodging ahead of Jesus's birth.

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On Human Rights Day, San Diegans Rally For Refugee Rights

Dec. 10
By Megan Burks

Refugees and refugee advocates plan to gather downtown Thursday "to stand up against hateful rhetoric" and ask elected leaders to welcome those seeking asylum.

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Podcast Episode 50: Cynthia Nixon On Acting And 'James White'

Dec. 4
By Beth Accomando

This year is turning out to be a good one for older actresses. Cynthia Nixon talks about her role in the new independent film “James White” (opened Dec. 4 at Arclight La Jolla).

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Isabel Allende Discusses Aging, Memory And Refugees

Nov. 30
By Jean Guerrero

Isabel Allende was the guest at the annual Author's Luncheon hosted by Words Alive, a San Diego-based nonprofit that promotes literacy for low-income youths. She discussed her new book and more.