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