Border South - The Big Read
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Join Santa Fe Public Library and NMPBS for a screening of Border South. Directed by Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana, who over the course of five years, filmed the migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S.-Mexico border. The film highlights Gustavo Lopez Quiroz, a Nicaraguan migrant trying to cross into America through Mexico, and Jason De León, a US anthropologist seeking traces of others who never made it. Paz-Pastrana assembles a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. Border South reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor, as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life, as well as death.
Over the course of five years, Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana filmed the migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S. Mexico Border, assembling a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. The film reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.
- Laurel Wyckoff
NMPBS Education and Outreach Manager.
- Kathryn Pyle
Consulting Producer, Border South. Kathryn Smith Pyle is a Sundance Institute Fellow (2011 Documentary Edit and Story Lab; 2009 Creative Producers Lab). She was Producer on feature-length Children of Memory (2012); funders included ITVS, Sundance Institute, Latino Public Broadcasting, Chicken & Egg, and others; the film showed in festivals in North and South America and was broadcast on public television in 2013. She is Director-Producer of Farm Labor, an online short documentary film and website, and is a consulting Producer for Almost Sunrise (2016) and Border South (in production). She was a grant-maker in the US, Latin America and Europe; she writes about social issue documentaries; and has a doctorate in social policy from the U. of Pennsylvania.
- Raul Paz-Pastrana
Raúl is a Mexican immigrant, filmmaker, cinematographer, and multimedia creator. His work intersects contemporary art, political documentary, and visual ethnography to explore themes of belonging, alienation, and the concept of “home.” His films have screened at festivals worldwide including at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the U.K., AFI Docs Film Festival in the U.S., and at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico among many more.
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