El Muro Film Screening and q/a with Director:

Human Rights organization and the International Affairs Group present:
Film Screening: El Muro and Q/A with Director Greg Rainoff
Tuesday, February 22nd
Great Hall, International House
7-9:30pm

After nearly 20 years as a successful special effects artist on the popular Star Trek franchise, Greg Rainoff turned his talents to documentary filmmaking. His first endeavor, “El Muro,” shows the human and environmental consequences of the international border fence between San Diego and Tijuana. Along the way it visits the reasons for the fence with local and global perspectives on its effectiveness.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about the border, migration, and meet filmmaker and Star Trek special effects artist Greg Rainoff.

El Muro shows the human and environmental consequences of the newly constructed international border fence between San Diego and Tijuana. Along the way it visits 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.

“El muro” muestra las consecuencias ecológicas y humanas de la, recién construida, barda fronteriza entre San Diego y Tijuana. Nos lleva a los motivos de la construcción desde perspectivas locales y globales que explican la efectividad de la nueva infraestructura. Migrantes, deportados, los vigilantes ciudadanos “minutemen”, coyotes, ecologistas, escritores y académicos relatan sus experiencias y dan sus perspectivas en cuanto el tema de los derechos humanos, democracia, El TLC, globalización y la destrucción del Estuario de Tijuana, el última humedal entero que queda sin intervención de desarrollo urbano en todo el estado de California.