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Border Film Week / Day 1

Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego

Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

San Diego, CA

Border Film Week / Day 1

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Type End Quantity
6:00 p.m. In Land of Cowboys / En Tierra de Vaqueros Ended Free  
6:40 p.m. Die Standing Up / Morir de Pie Ended Free  

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Event Details

6:00 p.m.

In Land of Cowboys / En Tierra de Vaqueros 
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Oliver Rendón, Director / 32 min.
 
Some wear Stetson hats, jeans, and plaid or long-sleeved shirts. Although they fit the image of the macho cowboy, the rugged appearance of these gays and lesbians of Sonora, Mexico does not tell the whole story of their lives. Intolerant, conservative Catholic values and traditional family bonds provide a complicated and changing dynamic. 
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6:40 p.m.
 
Die Standing Up / Morir de Pie 
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Jacaranda Correa, Director / 90 min.
 
This is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter in the war for personal freedoms, who continues to work for progressive causes from her wheelchair despite a severe disability. But it’s also the love story of Irina and her partner Nelida, whom she married as a man. Irina was born into a male body; she grew up idolizing Che Guevara and spent much of her young life fighting in the Cuban solidarity movement. When her condition suddenly threatened her eyesight she became aware of an internal, emotional imbalance, and a need to explore her feminine side, and in the end made the choice to become a woman. View Trailer 

Panel Discussion and Q&A 
• Oliver Rendón, Director
• Dr. Ev Meade, Trans-Border Institute's Director, University of San Diego.
• Dr. Amanda Petersen, Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego.

Dessert reception to follow



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When & Where


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)


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Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego

The Trans-Border Institute (TBI) of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is an essential expression of the University of San Diego's commitment to promoting understanding, dialogue, and collaboration between Mexico and the United States and to addressing urgent transnational issues affecting their people and those of neighboring countries. TBI works through a combination of policy research and analysis, international dialogue, publications, education and training programs, public outreach, and cultural programs.

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