DAY 1 . Thursday, Dec. 2nd

FILM FESTIVAL

 

BINATIONAL COMMUNITIES: Documentary Opening Film/Videos Night with Art Reception / Events

Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

General admission for screenings and art reception events: $5

Doors: 6pm

Films and Speakers: 7-9pm

Arts Exibition This is the Line and Projects Borders Inside Out and Borderlandia Reception: 9:00pm - 10:20pm

 

Films:

Animaquiladora: Animation shorts
Director: Alex Rivera
Year: 1997 Time: 3 minutes

 

The Sixth Section
Director: Alex Rivera
Year: 2003 Time 30min

The Sixth Section is a groundbreaking documentary that follows the transnational organizing of a community of Mexican immigrants who live and work in upstate New York. Their organization called ‘Grupo Unión,’ is devoted to raising money in the United States to rebuild the Mexican town that they’ve left behind. The film shows how immigrants are responding to the pressures of economic globalization, how small groups of people can make big change, and how immigrant communities are building transnational communities, even in these times of increasingly militarized borders.

 

Caravan for Justice in Juarez and Chiuahua
Director: Steve Hise
Year: 2004 Time: 4:35

 

Speaker: Jessica Marques from the Mexico Solidarity Network

 

Sueños Binacionales
Director: Yoland Cruz
Year: 2004 Time: 30min

This inspiratioonal documentary illustrates the unique immigration experience of members of indigenous communities from sounthern Mexico, specifically Oaxaca. It shows how the Mixtec and other indigenous peoples have formed strong communities in the U.S united by their ethnic identity.

 

Politics of Language/Ethno-techno/Los Videos Graffitis
Director: Guillermo Gomez PeĖa
Time: 16min