Borders | No Borders - Family Friendly

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

This selection of short films from our Borders | No Borders section is specifically tailored for a family-friendly viewing.

History in Pieces

Kent Westbrook walks us through his mixed bag of ancient Arkansas' relics and gives insight into his love for collecting.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorBronson Crabtree
CastKent Westbrook
ProducerBronson Crabtree
LanguageEnglish
Runtime4 MINS, 59 SECS
GenreShort
Event TypeCompilation

Mi Sueno Americano

Mi Sueno Americano follows the filmmaker's grandfather retelling his journey immigrating to the United States and becoming a business owner.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorJoe Cardoza
ProducerJoe Cardoza
LanguageEnglish
Runtime8 MINS, 24 SECS
GenreShort
Event TypeCompilation

Silver Dollar

Inspired by the Poetic Memoir by Manuel Nava Leal, Silver Dollar mixes magic and memory in the cotton fields of Texas.

This film is part of the Borders | No Borders shorts program, which is available across North America.

Country, Year United States, 2019
DirectorStephanie Saint Sanchez
ProducerStephanie Saint Sanchez
LanguageEnglish
Runtime7 MINS, 00 SECS
GenreShort
Event TypeCompilation

Plane Pretend

In 1980 South Texas, Pilar and her little brothers are ecstatic to take their first flight; but they must hide their excitement or they risk everything.

Country, Year United States, 2019
DirectorSharon Arteaga
WriterSharon Arteaga
CastEmilce Escobar, Marita De La Torre, Sergio Alfredo Torres, Alan Mayagoitia, Alberto Mayagoitia
ProducerMarisol Medrano
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Runtime18 MINS, SECS
GenreShort
Event TypeCompilation

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
LanguageEnglish
Runtime5 MINS, 55 SECS
GenreShort
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
LanguageEnglish
Runtime7 MINS, 00 SECS
GenreShort
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
GenreShort
Event TypeCompilation