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Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase

7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12th

The 3rdAnnual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase centers on the theme of empowerment through the female perspective. Femme Frontera returns to CineFestival with stories of hope, perseverance, and resistance!

Birth on the Border

Ellie Lobovits, 2018, Mexico/USA, 28 min

Seeking a safer future for their children, two women from Ciudad Juárez, risk harassment at the hands of Border Patrol to cross the US-Mexico border legally to give birth in El Paso, Texas.

Before I Forget

Razan Hassan, 2018, Netherlands/Syria, 11min

An autobiographical exploration of how memory and identity are fractured by forced displacement. Following her journey from Syria to the Netherlands, Razan Hassan begins to question the veracity of her recollections of home, family, and childhood.    

7 Planets

Milda Baginskaite, United Kingdom, 2018, 7 min

A tale of one girl’s dream to escape Planet Earth.


Shaandiin Tome, 2017, USA, 10 min

A women’s craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.

Salt in Wounds

Alison Adriano, 2018, Australia, 10 min

When a reckless Filipino Aussie teenager realizes her boyfriend watches only caucasian porn, she must rediscover her sense of belonging in White Australia.

En la Frontera del Arte (On the Margins of Art)

Miranda Harris-Martinez and Mike Curran, 2018, Mexico/USA, 15 min

En la Frontera del Artecenters the stories of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez-based contemporary artists challenging U.S. border imperialism through their arts practices.

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