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Roxie Theater: Over the Wall: Shorts + Panel Discussion
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OVER THE WALL features six short films focusing on the US-Mexico border, the wall, and the grave situation thousands of migrants, including children, are in today. The screening will be followed by a discussion with:
Jacqueline Brown Scott, Assistant Professor and Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic Supervising Attorney, USF.
Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, Executive Director at CARECEN SF, Central American Resource Center.
Mabel Jimenez-Hernandez, photographer, El Tecolote writer. Mabel has recently spent two weeks in Tijuana visiting safe houses, taking photographs and doing interviews.
Jeremy Raff, writer and video producer at The Atlantic, and director of THE SEPARATED.
Ana Teresa Fernandez, the artist in ERASING THE BORDER (BORRANDO LA FRONTERA) who led a group of volunteers equipped with paint rollers and brushes to “erase” the border fence dividing the US and Mexico.
DOORS OPEN at 6:30. Come early for a pre-event reel of photos recently taken at the border by panelist Mabel Jimenez-Hernandez.
Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented by Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival, PODER, CARECEN SF, and KPOO’s Pájaro Latinoamericano.
Best of Luck with the Wall
A film by Josh Begley. Documentary, USA, 2016, 7 min.
A voyage across the US-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images.
Towards the North (Hacia el Norte)
A film by Jessica Chermayeff and Joshua Bennett. Documentary. USA/Mexico, 2018, 18 min.
Towards the North is a documentary film following Nelly and her daughter Joseline, who like millions of others, are fleeing extreme gang violence in Central America. With unprecedented intimacy, we enter their world and witness the daily battles of asylum seekers on the run: making the best of each day, meeting new friends and living in a constant state of fear. With their sights set on the U.S., mother and daughter cover the length of Mexico, facing immigration officials and taking selfies along the way – only to arrive in Tijuana where the US border suddenly becomes a dark reality.
We are the Immigrants
A film by Catalina Matamoros. Animation. USA/Colombia, 2016, 6 min.
An intimate portrait of an arduous journey across hostile borders, presented in a fluid, hand-drawn animation.
A film by Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland, USA, 2017, 15 min.
Boca Chica follows a forensic anthropologist and a small town sheriff working to prevent dehydration deaths of people crossing the Texas-Mexico border.
A film by Jeremy Raff. Documentary. USA, 2018, 18 min.
On June 13, 2018, Honduran asylum-seeker Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Thanks to a pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, who aggressively advocates for their release from their respective ICE detention centers, Anita and Jenri are reunited after a month apart. But the damage has been done. The Separated, a new documentary from The Atlantic, is an intimate window into the chaos and trauma caused by the separation. “You don’t love me anymore,” Jenri says to Anita after they arrive at a temporary shelter. “You’re not my mom anymore.”
Erasing the Border (Borrando la frontera)
A film by Laura Herrero Garvin. Documentary, USA/Mexico, 2018, 12 min.
Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernández imagines a creative way to make the US-Mexico border wall disappear.