Cine En Sherman: Border & Food - Shorts Film Program

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Bread & Salt, Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA

1955 Julian Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

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From crossing borders to bringing food justice to a new country, these films follow the journey of individuals on a path to creating community and finding empowerment in their passion.

La Tierra del Éxodo

Dir. Skinner Myers

A Mexican street kid confronts the harsh realities of the border between the United States and Mexico as he attempts to assist an abducted American teenager.

TRT: 10:52 min

Hector Barajas's Long Road Home.

Dir. Alejandro Tamayo

Hector Barajas is a U.S. military veteran. He was deported to Mexico in 2004. After Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned the conviction that got him deported, the U.S. approved his application for citizenship. We followed his journey back to the country he considers home.

TRT 7:42 min


Dir. Issa Tuxpan
Soñadoras is the story of 3 women who have in common the realization of the so-called American dream, but a bad move of fate, they are deported to Mexico via the border of Tijuana, where they currently live alone and far from their family, who are in the United States, while they learn to live in a city they do not know.

TRT: 10 min

The Kitchenistas of National City

Dir. Mary Ann Beyster

The Kitchenistas' stories reflect the many challenges community face and gave inspiration to others for making healthier choices for their families and building stronger, empowered communities.

TRT 23 min

From Winter to Spring

Dir. Melinda James

A documentary short about an East Oakland woman's utilization of her urban garden to explore paths of healing, connection to her ancestors and land, and mortality.

TRT: 7:09 min

Appetite for Equity

A group of mothers of students in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego faced a problem: their kids were not eating lunch and had problems focusing in class. Due to dietary restrictions of their Muslim faith, they were unable to eat the school lunches. The film tells the story of a small group of committed mothers, student activists, and local BHC organizers as they take on the entire school district, get halal lunches permanently incorporated into the menu, and change policy across the district. BHC site: City Heights San Diego.

TRT: 10:29 min

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1955 Julian Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

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