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The movie Border-Ball chronicles Joel Tauber’s 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. - Mexico border and shares stories of people he meets along the way.

The movie Border-Ball chronicles Joel Tauber’s 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. – Mexico border. He walks, repeatedly, from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, along the Border Wall, to the Otay Mesa Detention Center—and back. People share their thoughts and stories, and Tauber wonders how we can be so cruel to so many immigrants and refugees. They play catch. They hug. Sometimes they even laugh, despite it all. And Tauber continues walking, praying that things will change.

Upcoming screenings: Oct 30 at the SSFP Film Festival in Ghaziabad, India; Nov 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST, online, at YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival; Nov 13 from 3:00-4:15 pm (UK times), online (geoblocked to the UK), at the Liverpool Film Festival; Nov 12-14 at the Goa Short Film Festival in Panaji, India; Nov 13-14 at the Kerala Short Film Festival in Pallivasal, India; and Jan 25-31 (2022) at the Alibag Short Film Festival in Alibag, India.

“Best Inspirational Film”, 2021 Nawada International Film Festival (Nawada, India); “Best Social Justice Film’, 2021 Santhal Pargana International Film Festival (Deoghar, India); “Best Experimental Documentary”, 2021 Cambio International Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey); “Best Documentary Short”, September 2021 Global Monthly Online Film Competition (India); “Best US Documentary Short”, Summer 2021 Florida Shorts (Florida, USA); “Best Short Documentary”, August 2021 Golden Lemur International Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal); “Best Social Justice Film”, August 2021 Calgary Independent Film Festival (Calgary, Canada); “Best Documentary”, June 2021 Rio de Janeiro International Monthly Awards (Rio, Brazil); “Best Experimental Film”, April 2021 Indie Movies Spark Film Festival (Utrecht, Netherlands); “Best Social Justice Film”, March 2021 Vienna Indie Film Festival (Vienna, Austria); “Best Experimental Short”, December 2020 Pure Magic International Film Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Official selection of the Fall 2020 Big Apple Film Festival (New York, NY, USA), the 2021 Kalakari Film Festival (Dewas, India), the 2021 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Carmarthen Bay, UK), the 2021 Silver Screen Short Film Awards (Alibag, India), the 2021 7Colours International Film Festival (Pune, India), the 2021 Himachal Short Film Festival (Pune, India), and the 2021 Pune Short Film Festival (Pune, India).

Additional film screenings (select): ArtCenter DTLA (Los Angeles, CA, USA, online, Oct 17-18, 2020 and Jan 15-16, 2021) and a/perture cinema (Winston-Salem, NC, USA, online, Oct 20 – Nov 5, 2020).

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Movie specs: 20 minutes. 3840x2160p. 23.976 fps. color. stereo or 5.1 surround sound.

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