San Diego/Tijuana is a documentary
about the San Diego/Tijuana region and its
inevitable transnational future. Conversations
with scholars, planners and architects from
both cities open a window into an unprecedented
dialogue now occurring on the U.S./Mexican
border. The film reaches into issues including
architecture, urbanism and rapid globalization.
It also offers a rare and insightful meditation
on the future impact that Latino civilization
will have on U.S. cities.
This unique piece successfully challenges
the contemporary documentary form. Scored
by a new music (Nortec)
now emerging out of the Tijuana region,
the documentary makes much use of digital
animation and multiple paneled images.
The film is a co-production between Phillip
Rodriguez, a Senior Research Fellow
at the Center For the
Study of Los Angeles at Loyola
Marymount University, and KPBS.
The project was made with the additional
support of the Rockefeller/Bancomer
U.S. - Mexico
Fund for Culture and Latino Public Broadcasting.
What the experts
& critics say:
"Transnational fun... does a number
on conventional wisdom."
"There's nothing dry about Mixed Feelings."
"A refreshing testament to…a
place where binaries blur and opposites
"A wry look at these two extremely
but somehow strangely similar cities."
Urban Design & Planning Theory,
Graduate School of Design Harvard University.
"Brilliantly captures the paradox
of urban development. A great classroom
Center for the Study of Los Angeles,
Loyola Marymount University.
"An excellent film. A wonderful complement
to class readings"
Departament of Urban Planning. UCLA.
"One of the best documentaries on the
of the U.S.-Mexico border.
A visually dynamic and engaging investigation."
Dept. Film & Television & Chair,
Chicano Studies Research Center. UCLA.