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Border Film Week Goes To Tijuana

Still image from the documentary

Credit: Venado Films

Above: Still image from the documentary "Kings of Nowhere."

Border Film Week Goes To Tijuana


Ev Meade, director, Trans-Border Institute

Betzabé García, producer and director, "Kings of Nowhere"


Border Film Week

When: Tuesday-Friday

Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Peace and Justice Theater

Cost: Free and open to the public

For the first time since it started 11 years ago, the Trans-Border Institute's annual tribute to border cinema will take place on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Border Film Week gets underway Tuesday with four days of films and panel discussions at the University of San Diego campus and in Tijuana. The films showcased will touch on a variety of topics from immigration to violence, human rights and the environment.

Opening Border Film Week is the short documentary “Juan Perros.” The film follows a man in the Coahuila desert as he fights to survive off the waste left behind by his own community.

Mexican director Betzabé García will be in San Diego Wednesday for the screening of her feature documentary film "Kings of Nowhere," which won the 2016 Global Audience Award at SXSW. "Kings of Nowhere" tells the story of a flooded rural village in Sinaloa, Mexico, and the three families that stay behind.

On Friday, Border Film Week moves to Tijuana for its closing ceremony and reception.

At a time when the U.S.-Mexico border has become a hot political topic, the film festival aims to help the public rethink the debate over the border through the art of cinema.

Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute, and Betzabé García discuss the power of film amid the current political climate, Tuesday on Midday Edition.

KINGS OF NOWHERE | Official Trailer


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