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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: Dec 26 at the Bettiah International Film Festival at the Arcade Business College in Patna, India; Jan 25-31 (2022) at the Alibag Short Film Festival in Alibag, India; and March 5-10 (2022) online at the Filmysea International Film Festival.

“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 Story”, 2021 Gully International Film Festival (Nawada, India); “Best Documentary Experimental”, November 2021 Hollywood On The Tiber Film Awards (Rome, Italy); “Best Short Documentary”, October 2021 V.i.Z. Film Fest (Bulgaria); “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); “Best Cinematography” and “Best Color Editing, October 2021 Masters Of Cinema International Film Festival; “Best Cinematography, Short Documentary” and “Best Soundtrack, Short Documentary”, October 2021 Latin America Film Awards (Rio, Brazil); “Best Editing of Documentary”, October 2021 Garoa Awards – Monthly Film Festival of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil).

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 (Kullu, India), the 2021 Pune Short Film Festival (Pune, India), the 2021 SSFP Film Festival (Ghaziabad, India), YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival 2021 (Yonkers, NY, USA), the 2021 Liverpool Film Festival (Liverpool, UK), the 2021 Kerala Short Film Festival (Pallivasal, India), and the 2021 Goa Short Film Festival (Goa, 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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