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Bordando la frontera
The Border

Rene Rhi


Mexico/USA, Social Issue Drama, 2012
23 min, Super 16mm, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Miguel Canales learns that his young daughter has a brain tumor and needs surgery. Running out of options, he decides that his only choice to pay for the operation is to work in the United States. After receipt of a considerable fee, a smuggler agrees to guide him through the desert. As they attempt the perilous desert crossing, they come across Tammy, a disoriented 9-year old girl. Tammy leads them to the sight of a grizzly car accident where her mother is pinned inside the vehicle. Miguel wants to help the girl and her mother, but is threatened at gunpoint by his companion. Miguel must make the choice: continue his journey or stay with the girl and lose the chance of helping his family.

 

Austin Premiere

www.bordandolafrontera.com 

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Flutter

Sam Lerma


USA, Drama, 2012
8 min, HDV/HDCAM, Color
English

 

A father takes his daughter on a bike ride through the heart of the city's green space to get to a birthday party.  The day does not end as expected.

 

Austin Premiere


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Lovelocked

Rebecca Rodriguez


USA, Drama/Fantasy, 2012
13 min, HDCAM, Color
English

 

Caught up in a moment of nostalgia, a young woman recalls her fondest relationships by uncorking her collection of antique bottles. She escapes into a joyful wall of sonic memories, but slowly becomes entrapped by their illusions. When night falls, circumstances beyond her control force her to face a new reality.

 

World Premiere


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Para mi hermano
For My Brother

Kevin Burke


USA, Drama/Crime, 2011
8 min, HDCAM, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

PARA MI HERMANO contrasts extreme commitment and violence with the mundane activities of everyday life. The film follows a man who makes the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. We watch as the man chooses how to live his life in the face of the consequences of his courageous choice.

 

Austin Premiere

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Route 22

Malina Panovich


USA, Drama/Coming of Age/Reality, 2012
10 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

Ana, a quiet, gay teenager, encounters resistance and acceptance from different women in her life. She tries to connect with her opinionated Hispanic mother Mercedes, Jessica, a tall blond from school, and an intriguing girl named Olive she sees at the bus station, all in the course of single day.

 

Regional Premiere

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Southmost U.S.A.

Trish Dalton


USA, Social Issue Documentary, 2012
23 min, HDV, Color
English

 

A journey through Brownsville, Texas on the fourth of July, introducing a community who have been separated from public and private property by the US/Mexican border fence. While local residents prepare for the independence day parade, picnics, and fireworks, they reflect on their frustrations with the border fence. They discuss the personal and financial repercussions of the fence on their safety, access to property, and relationship with Mexico.

 

World Premiere

www.southmostusa.com 

 

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Susana Almanza: The Life of an Activist

Andrea Zarate


USA, Documentary, 2012
6 min, HD/Digital, Color
English, Spanish

 

Susana Almanza, Chicana and activist, has fought for the rights of working-class Latinos in the East Austin community all her life. As a grassroots organizer in the environmental group People in Defense of the Earth and her Resources (PODER) she shut down the Holly Power Plant, one of her greatest achievements yet. Susana recounts her past history and how it has shaped her into the person she is today.

 

Festival Premiere


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They Make Noise like Feathers

Alvaro Torres


USA/Costa Rica, Personal Narrative Documentary, 2012
13 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

THEY MAKE NOISE LIKE FEATHERS is a short documentary that presents a series of Austin characters and their desires to return home. It is an invitation to refect on a very basic human necessity: to think about the place you grew up in and the ever- fleeting possibility of returning.

 

World Premiere

 


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Trapitos Sucios
Dirty Laundry

Sharon Arteaga


USA, Drama/Secret Comedy, 2012
10 min, HD, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

 

A stay-at-home wife finds a suspicious note while doing laundry.

 

World Premiere



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