Artist and filmmaker Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and anthropologist Jason De León explore “Border South”

September 25, 2020 at 2:00pm
Artist and filmmaker Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and anthropologist Jason De León participated in an online discussion to explore Border South, a documentary following the Central American migrant route across Mexico and into the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

Border South – Teaser (Summer_2018) from Andar Films on Vimeo.

Participants were able to ask questions, submitted upon registration. The session was live streamed through YouTube.

Raúl Pastrana is a Mexican immigrant filmmaker, cinematographer, and multimedia creator. His work explores themes of “belonging” and “alienation” in immigrant communities. His films have screened at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York City, at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK, and at DocsMX in Mexico City. 

Jason De León is a Mexican-American and Filipino-American Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan who directs the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a long-term scientific study of clandestine border crossing.

Please visit our film screening event page for information on how to access the film in advance of this session.