Border-Ball wins Best Social Justice Film at the Calgary Independent Film Festival

Many thanks to the Calgary Independent Film Festival for awarding Border-Ball Best Social Justice Film in the August edition of their festival!

Border-Ball wins Best Documentary at the Rio de Janeiro International Monthly Awards

Many thanks to RIMA – Rio de Janeiro International Monthly Awards for awarding Border-Ball Best Documentary in the June edition of their festival!

Border-Ball awarded Best Experimental Documentary at the Cambio International Film Festival

Many thanks to the Cambio International Film Festival for screening the Border-Ball movie last week and for awarding the film Best Experimental Documentary.

Border-Ball movie screening January 15-16 on ArtCenter DTLA website

The Border-Ball movie is screening January 15-16 on the ArtCenter DTLA website. Watch the film and see the virtual show at: http://www.artcenter.edu/about/exhibitions/border-ball.html

The film chronicles my 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. – Mexico border and shares stories of people I meet along the way. Featuring interviews by Humberto Velázquez Villalvazo, Estella Vargas, Uriel Vicona Guzman, Maggie Gonzalez, and Alam Martinez.

Alam Martinez: “El centro de detención de Otay Mesa… no es un lugar grato pa’ver a mi hermano… Hemos crecido juntos en toda la vida y la verdad lo extraño mucho… Me duele mi corazón.” “The Otay Mesa Detention Center… is not an enjoyable place to see my brother… We’ve grown up together our entire lives and I really miss him… My heart aches.”

Authority Magazine’s article, “Why And How Filmmaker Joel Tauber Is Helping To Change Our World”

Many thanks to Edward Sylvan, Yitzi Weiner, and Authority Magazine for this wonderful article about my work: “Filmmakers Making A Social Impact: Why & How Filmmaker Joel Tauber Is Helping To Change Our World.”