Exploring the Border with Paul Espinosa
April 30, MOPA & San Diego History Center

Join the San Diego History Center and the Museum of Photographic Arts for a day of films and discussion with award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer Paul Espinosa. The event showcases documentaries about the Mexico–United States border followed by a Q&A with Espinosa after each film. The day culminates in a reception and panel discussion with local experts about the region and Espinosa's work.

Espinosa has produced, directed, written and hosted numerous programs for PBS, winning eight Emmy awards (EspinosaProductions.com). His productions have been widely reviewed in national and regional publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and NPR's "All Things Considered."

Location: MOPA
12:30 PM - In The Shadow Of The Law, explores the lives of four undocumented Mexican families who have been in the U.S. for many years. Will they qualify for amnesty and become part of American society, or will they remain in the shadows?

2:30 PM - Uneasy Neighbors, Chronicling the life and death of a migrant camp in north San Diego County, the film profiles social tensions between migrant workers and homeowners.

Location: San Diego History Center
4:30 PM - Evening Reception

5:30 PM - The Border, six story-driven vignettes on the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on dramatic issues facing the region including the global economy, water shortages, land disputes and cultural misunderstandings.

6:30 PM - Border panel discussion w/ Paul Espinosa, Norma Iglesias (SDSU) and Sara Solaimani (UCSD).

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