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Film Shorts at THE FRONT FRI March 14 6:30PM
Date Friday March 14
Time 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
THE FRONT - 147 San Ysidro Blvd
(i-5 S/N exit San Ysidro Blvd, left/right at light, left at light)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
We will be showcasing:

- " And if Iron Stand In Our Way " (6 min.) - A brief look at women across generations who have been involved in the crossing of people across the barriers of the U.S./Mexico border. It seeks to demystify some of the various myths that surround Coyotes. This short is a work in progress and will eventually be a feature documentary.

- "The Homies" (9 min.) - A funny attempt at bringing up issues of youth, identity, & police brutality, among others. This short was done with the little "Homies" characters. Film produced in collaboration with ORALE (Organizing Around Limited Education).

- "CCAP - California Coalition Against Poverty" (7 min.) - This short shows some of the work that CCAP has done in relation to housing, immigration, anti-war, & labor, among other issues. The film features footage of various anti-war rallies, pro-immigrant marches, and other organizing and resistance efforts across San Diego.

- "Beyond the Bling: Going Back to the Roots of Hip-Hop" (9 min.) - This documentary short questions the authenticity of mainstream hip-hop by taking a look at what is being spewed by MTV vs. the hip-hop of The Coup & Prophets of Rage. The Coup is an Oakland-based hip-hop group featuring Boots & DJ Pam the Funktress, both who have a long history of community organizing against police brutality in Oakland. Prophets of Rage are a Puerto Rican hip-hop group that uses its voice to bring about awareness of the military presence and destruction of the community of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

The top four films were done by The Reel Guerrillaz Kollective - A progressive multi-media collective that focuses on critical thought and bringing light to the many social issues and injustices that are faced by subaltern communities everywhere around the globe. This collective originated in the Bay Area, but has contributors from Oakland, Berkeley, L.A. & San Diego, including Monica Hernandez and Leticia Gomez.


"Cafe en La Calle" (5 min.) - A film done by the youth in Cafe en la Calle that explains what they are about and shows the work they do around the many social justice issues that face us as a community.

"Semillas del Pueblo" (10 min.) - A film about an L.A. charter school that was attacked by right-wing radio hosts and unanimous bomb threats for their indigenous-based curriculum.

"Arte en Barrio Logan" (10 min.) - This film was done by students from the Media Arts Center, including Nadia Cruz Tapia and Stephanie Romero. It is part of a collection of stories from the community of Logan. We will be showcasing the piece that focuses on art and culture on that community.

"Patience" (5 min.) - An experimental musical piece about the border experience by Leticia Talavera.

"Artificial Border" (3 min.) - A documentary short about the effects the border wall has on border communities, also by Leticia Talavera.

"Keep it Alive; Keep it Real" (8 min.) - A film that honors the customs and traditions of Oaxaca through spoken word by Marcela Talavera.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 13th, 2008 11:58 PM

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