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Border | No Borders Documentary 1

Nov 14, 2020, 01:00 PM Eventive Virtual Platform $8.00 Get Tickets

Part of our Borders | No Borders competition. Sign up to meet the filmmakers at the Borders | No Borders Virtual Filmmaker Mixer on Saturday, November 21st at 12pm CST. Supported by Independent Media Arts.

Where It Stands

This short documentary follows community members and advocates as they face the challenge of preserving and documenting Texas Freedom Colonies— African American communities scattered throughout the state of Texas, built in the aftermath of the Civil War by former slaves.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorOwen Schwartzbard
ProducerThe Bullock Texas State History Museum, Edwards Media
Runtime5 MINS, 55 SECS
Event TypeCompilation

Lost ID

Castiel, a 25 years old transgender man reflects about his identity through gender, the ways he transgresses this concept and how it influences his own perception and the world around him.

This film can be viewed across North America.

Country, Year Mexico, 2020
DirectorAxel González
CastCastiel Mérigo
ProducerAxel González and Brenda Alonso
Runtime12 MINS, 27 SECS
Event TypeCompilation

Pancho Clause

For more than 30 years, Richard Reyes has been playing Pancho Clause, a chicano twist on Santa Clause. Every year he puts together a toy drive, and gives out gifts to parents and children who can't afford presents.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorJavier Fernandez
ProducerJavier Fernandez
Runtime7 MINS, 00 SECS
Event TypeCompilation

Too Long Here

First Lady Pat Nixon inaugurates “Friendship Park” where the US-Mexico border meets the sea, but decades later will her promise of a shared space hold up?

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorEmily Packer
ProducerFriends of Friendship Park, Marginal Gap Films
Runtime6 MINS, 39 SECS
Event TypeCompilation

What Remains

Nueva Italia, Michoacán: in 2014, the Community Self-Defense Groups organized to loot and set fire to properties linked to drug trafficking, including the only existing movie theatre in the town.

Country, Year Mexico, 2019
DirectorYudiel Landa Corona
ProducerYudiel Landa Corona
LanguageEnglish Subtitles, Spanish
Runtime18 MINS, 40 SECS
Event TypeCompilation

Beirut on the Bayou

In 1902, Raif Shwayri’s grandfather emigrated from Lebanon to the U.S., where he worked as a peddler in Louisiana, defying the odds to build a lasting legacy. The writer retraces his grandfather’s footsteps to reveal a compelling hidden history along the Cajun bayou.

Country, Year United States, 2019
DirectorBrent Joseph
WriterRaif Shwayri
CastRaif Shwayrti, Fred Joseph, Al Joseph, Glen Pitre
ProducerBrent Joseph
LanguageArabic, English, English Subtitles, French
Runtime24 MINS, 00 SECS
Event TypeCompilation