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Bryce C. Newell '10 Presents "The Tinaja Trail"

Tuesday, September 23

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall room 1001
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Join director Bryce C. Newell '10 for a screening of his new documentary film 'The Tinaja Trail.'

Bryce Clayton Newell (J.D., 2010, UC Davis School of Law) will present his new documentary film, The Tinaja Trail (2014), about humanitarian and artistic responses to migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border.  He will talk about the film and his on-going research with migrants and aid-workers investigating how migrants access information about border crossing, how the use of technology plays a role in irregular cross-border migration to the U.S., and how migrants perceive and have experienced U.S. government surveillance in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Film description: "In the desolate borderlands of the American Southwest, hundreds of undocumented immigrants die every year while attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico. In response, volunteers are caching water supplies along the migratory trails and others are imagining cell phones running geo-poetic trail-finding software promising to lead migrants to water. Through the voices of those who have crossed, those who have failed, and those who are trying to prevent more deaths, a complex picture of the immigration crisis emerges."

Watch the trailer here.

Lunch will be served.