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Screening  |  Documenting/Animating the Border and Other Stories: Shorts

riverrun Global Film Series: Mexican Cinema and Culture Bending Borders

Friday, October 12, 2018, 7–8:45 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Ties, Not Walls (Lazos, No Muros), LuisPa Salmón, 2017 (1 min); Creativity Does Not Recognize Borders (La creatividad no reconoce muros), Fernando Campos, 2017 (2 mins); Endogamy (Endogamia, 2017), Arnold Abadie (2 mins); Best of Luck with the Wall, Josh Begley, 2016 (7 mins); Love, Our Prison, Carolina Corral, 2016 (6 mins); The Good Mother (La Madre Buena), Sarah Clift, 2017 (6 mins); Symphony of a Sad Sea (Sinfonía de un mar triste), Carlos Morales, 2017 (11 min); Birth on the Border, Ellie Lobovitz, 2017 (27 mins); Artemio, Sandra Luz López Barroso, 2017 (48 mins).

Ties, Not Walls (Lazos, No Muros), LuisPa Salmón, 2017 (1 min). An animation focusing on the difference between the walls that divide us and the bonds that unite us.

Creativity Does Not Recognize Borders (La creatividad no reconoce muros), Fernando Campos, 2017 (2 mins). This lovely animation short seeks to show us that art knows no boundaries.

Endogamy(Endogamia), Arnold Abadie, 2017 (2 mins) 

Walls might be built by humans but they affect entire worlds. This animation short raises awareness about the consequences of walls on entire ecosystems.

Best of Luck with the Wall, Josh Begley, 2016 (7 mins). A delirious voyage across the US-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images.

Love, Our Prison, Carolina Corral, 2016 (6 mins). At a Mexican prison, female inmates can visit male prisoners. What are the implications of romantic love in prison?

The Good Mother (La Madre Buena), Sarah Clift, 2017 (6 mins). A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics to find her son’s birthday request: a Donald Trump piñata.

Symphony of a Sad Sea (Sinfonía de un mar triste), Carlos Morales, 2017 (11 min). A short documentary that captures the pain of forced migration.

Birth on the Border, Ellie Lobovitz, 2017 (27 mins). A documentary that explores legal border crossing from Mexico into the U.S. for the purpose of childbirth. Against the backdrop of oppressive U.S. border policy, these women’s stories of risk, strength, and resiliency reveal the complexities of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.

ArtemioSandra Luz López Barroso, 2017 (48 mins). Artemio was born in the US but now lives in a small town in Guerrero with his mother. Despite his roots in Mexico, he still doesn’t feel part of it. Together, Artemio and his mother reveal to us the power of a phone call to traverse vast distances, bringing to life otherwise impossible relationships.

The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world. The riverrun Global Film Series is produced by riverrun, Patrick Martin President; with support from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the UB Department of English, the UB Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and James Agee Chair in American Culture, SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson.

 Further information about the riverrun Global Film Series at: globalfilmseries.wordpress.com

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