Escalas Fronterizas: Border Sites + Sights + Cities Curated by Cog•nate Collective / Pablo Martinez Zarate + Isabel Gil Gomez + Juan Alberto Apodaca / POLEN [Adriana Trujillo + José Inerzia]

Escalas Fronterizas invites vendors and the thousands waiting to go across to reflect on the meaning, function and evolution of borders like the one that divide cities such as Tijuana / San Diego and the USA / Mexico nations through cinematic representations in visual arts and in pop culture. The series of projections that will take place at the border represent diverse perspectives contemplating the border as a site (Border Sites) -- geopolitical + local ecologies -- the border as a visual environment (Border Sight) -- visual culture + popular representation -- and the border as a series of narrative cites (Border Cites) -- local/regional history. The intervention explores this theme moving between the macro and macro scales, abandoning both the abstract dimensions of the border as well as the palpable experience at sights like the San Ysidro port of entry.

This first part was curated by Adriana Trujillo + Jose Inerzia [POLEN]

01 Derakht / The Tree (El Árbol) Dir. Roya Eshraghi.  Cuba / Irán / Costa Rica. 13:27 min, 2015.

    A partir de la imagen de un árbo crecido en el quinto piso de un edificio en ruinas, cuenta la historia de un desarraigo y migración. /// From the image of a tree growing on the fifth floor of a building in ruins, the film tells the story of displacement and migration

02 Horizon (Horizonte)  Dir. Marko Sipka. Bosnia And Herzegovina / Hungary / Austria.  29 min, 2015.

    En la gran llanura del sur de Hungría, hay una familia que vive en una granja aislada , lejos de la vida moderna , urbana y sin mucho contacto con el resto del mundo. /// In the great plain of Southern Hungary, there is a family living on an isolated farm, far away from modern urban life and without much contact with the rest of the world.

03 Walls (Muros). Dir. Miguel López Beraza. Hungría / España 10:00 min, 2014

   Un día en la vida del Sr. Istvan y la Sra. Magdi, vecinos desde hace muchos años, es narrada por el edificio de Budapest en el que ambos viven. Las paredes que les rodean desvelan sus pequeñas pasiones, historias y rutinas.

04 Delimitations (Delimitaciones)   Dir. José Inerzia. México-USA. 28min, 2016. 

En 2014, los artistas Marcos Ramírez ERRE y David Taylor remontaron la frontera histórica entre México y Estados Unidos a partir de 1821. Un territorio perdido y vasto hoy reconquistado por mexicanos ilegales que trabajan día a día para sobrevivir. // In 2014, artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor traced the historical border between Mexico and United States from 1821. A lost and vast territory, today reconquest by illegal mexicans who work day by day to survive.

05 Ils Nous Tueront Tous... / Nocturne.  Dir. Sylvain George. Francia 10:00 min, 2009

    Descripción de una redada contra inmigrantes cerca del puerto de Calais, en medio de la noche. Descripción, en la oscuridad, de una noche política. Este cortometraje forma parte de Outrage & Rébellion, una película colectiva dirigida por Joachim Gatti, cineasta que fue gravemente herido por la policía durante una manifestación pacífica en Montreuil en julio de 2009. // Description of a raid against migrants near the port of Calais , in the middle of the night. Description, in the dark of a polieced night. This film is part of Outrage & Rebellion , a collective film directed by Joachim Gatti, filmmaker who was seriously wounded by police during a peaceful demonstration in Montreuil in July 2009