Raúl O. Paz Pastrana | Denver, CO | 83 min
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants begin a treacherous journey northward, passing through Mexico to reach the United States. Director Raúl O. Paz Pastrana spent four years embedded with these migrants, capturing their day-to-day struggles as well as their ingenuity, courage, and grim humor. Met with resistance from increasingly hostile governments, and confronted by life-threatening circumstances, Pastrana’s subjects are steadfast in their resolve to reach the US.
Geeta Gandbhir | Brooklyn, NY | 25 min
Genre: Documentary Short
Call Center Blues is a lyrical portrait of an unlikely community of US deportees and their loved ones as they struggle to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.Reserve Tickets
Richland Library | 1431 Assembly Street | Room 214
Free and open to the public
Workshop participants will be coming together to reflect and memorialize those who have lost their lives while crossing the U.S./Mexico border.
In an effort to engage film audiences in the social impact drive of documentaries such as Border South, Indie Grits invites the Columbia community to partake in the preparation for the Hostile Terrain 94 installation. This workshop will involve filling out toe tags and bearing witness to the humanitarian crisis that is happening at our southern border. We are hoping for individuals to emotionally connect with the information being conveyed on the tags, to memorialize and stand in solidarity with these lost lives, and to take part in the greater migration conversation.
The Hostile Terrain 94 installation is made up of handwritten toe tags that represent each person who has died in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. These tags include names (when known), age, sex, cause of death, condition of body, and location for every person whose body has been recovered. The tags are then placed on a wall map in the exact location where those remains were found.