ARTES SIN FRONTERAS at The Screening Room
Friday, October 1, 8:00 p.m. ($6 admission)
Witness a re-telling of the Mexican and American border crisis through the story of Eusebio de Haro, a young Mexican migrant who was shot and killed during his journey north. His family and neighbors, vigilantes and border patrol, give a human face to the issues and numbers that bombard those of us living on the border. Filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.
preceded by THE COMMUTE, a short film about the traveling disparities existing on the opposite sides of the border
Saturday, October 2, 8:00 p.m. ($6 admission)
THE TIJUANA PROJECT
This new documentary by John Sheedy focuses on a group of children who live next to an immense mountain of trash close to downtown Tijuana. Amid the roar of trucks and armies of competing sea gulls, they scavenge for toys and play with their finds. Exposed to drug addiction and violence, chemicals, sharp objects and dead bodies, the children are still able to tease and laugh as they share their lives and dreams with the camera. . Filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.
preceded by POINT OF ENTRY: An Intimate Look at Modern Immigration
When he was just 15 years old, Carlos left his family in Mexico to immigrate illegally into the United States to look for work. His is the story of thousands of immigrants who labor for decades to support families they never get to see.
A portion of ticket sales will go towards an educational trust fund for the children.
Thursday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. (Free admission)
THE INVISIBLES in four chapters: Seaworld, Six out of Ten, What Remains, Goal!
Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal explore the human stories that surface from the migration of people through Mexico in search of the border. Broken into four distinct areas of hope and concern, this film breaks wide open the Mexican government’s role in the torturous journey of undocumented migrants.
Filmmaker Marc Silver will also premiere footage from his new film, Who is Dayani Cristal?, and lead a panel discussion on crossing borders with Lorenia Ton, Mexican Consulate Representative responsible for Repatriating Dead to Mexico and Robin Reineke, Researcher at the Office of the Medical Examiner and Doctoral Student in Anthropology.
Monday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. (Free admission)
Mexican playwright Cutberto Lopez explores the dangerous world of narco trafficking along the coast of Sinaloa through the eyes of a cocky young drug smuggler looking to get out of the business – if he can make it out alive.
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. (Free admission)
FOCUS on ARIZONA YOUTH
This special panel will focus on the effects that new Arizona laws are having on Arizona youth. Panelists will include filmmakers Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis, Curtis Acosta, a Tucson High Magnet School teacher, youth filmmaker Levi Escobar, and student activists Pricila Rodriguez and Crystal Terriquez,
Eren McGinnis & Ari Palos will premiere a short clip from PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE, a new film which documents the civil rights struggle of Tucson High School students and teachers as they fight to keep their Mexican American Studies classes alive. Also Levi Escobar will screen his new short, No SB1070!
Friday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. (Free admission)
ARTS HAS NO BORDERS
An evening of music, film and arts discussion
Come enjoy the encore performances by the winners of the 20th annual Tucson Meet Yourself Corrido competition.
NOGALES, AQUI ES…
Nogales is often portrayed as a tired and worn-down border town. But when filmmaker Elisea Perea-Hernandez scratches the surface of this myth, she finds a rich artisan community with strong ties to its American and Mexican heritage…ambos Los Estados Unidos y Mexico.
A lively discussion of artists as activists will follow the performances and screening.
Saturday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Free admission)
BREAKING DOWN THE BORDER
University of Arizona Press Panel Discussions and Bookfair
Nationally and internationally, readers turn to the University of Arizona Press for books on the culture and history of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Today, more than ever, the Press plays an instrumental role in the dialog about the lives and politics along the border. Books will be available for sale.
Meet the authors. Join the conversation.
1:00 p.m. – Stella Pope Duarte, author of If I Die in Juárez, in conversation with Ernesto Portillo, Jr. of the Arizona Daily Star.
2:15 p.m. – John Annerino and Miriam Davidson discuss their books, Dead in Their Tracks: Crossing America’s Desert Borderlands in the New Era and Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the U.S.–Mexico Border. Session moderated by Jon Shumaker of the Tucson Weekly.
3:30 p.m. – Kathryn Ferguson, Norma Price and Ted Parks read from and discuss Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail.
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. (Free admission)
THE 800 MILE WALL
Do we need to spend billions for fencing and technology? Should we do anything about migrant deaths? Is there a solution? The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into U.S. This powerful film by John Carlos Frey is an unflinching look at a failed border strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants and violated fundamental human rights.
Filmmaker John Carlos Frey and community activist Mike Wilson will talk about the issues presented in the film after the screening.
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ARTES SIN FRONTERAS is a project of The Screening Room and Borderlands Theater.
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