2011 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere


6:30 PM

Directed by: Greg Rainoff

Venue: Mexican Cultural Institute


EL MURO (USA / Mexico, 2010, 85 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Shows the human and environmental consequences of the newly constructed international border fence between San Diego and Tijuana. Along the way the film considers the reasons for the fence with local and global perspectives on its effectiveness. Migrants, deportees, minutemen, coyotes, environmentalists, writers and academics all lend their experience and perspective in terms of human rights, democracy, NAFTA, globalization and the destruction of the Tijuana estuary, the last standing unobstructed piece of estuarine wetland left on the California coast. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Directed by Greg Rainoff.

Introduced by Humberto Martínez, Events Coordinator, Mexican Cultural Institute. Discussion with filmmaker Greg Rainoff follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St., NW

(Metro: Columbia Heights, 14th & Irving Sts. exit. Green and Yellow lines)

(Metrobuses: S1, S2, S4, H3, H2, H4, 42, 43, Circulator)

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