Border Realities (1985)

Border Realities (1985) HIDVL

First experimental video created by the Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, of which Guillermo Gómez-Peña was a founding member. Some of the original members of this binational collective -- concerned with "border-crossing" and centered in the border-region around Tijuana and San Diego -- collaboratively created this video art piece, intertwining footage of the Tijuana/San Diego border with excerpts of street performances, along with text written and narrated by Gómez-Peña.


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Additional Info

  • Title: Border realities
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:11:02
  • Language: English, Spanish, Spanglish
  • Date: 1985
  • Location: Performed in San Diego, California
  • Type-Format: performance, film
  • Cast: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sara Jo Berman, Guillermo Rosette (dancer).
  • Credits: Michael Schnorr, producer, director, set designer ; Isaac Artenstein, director ; Guillermo Gómez-Peña, writer, narrator, producer ; Isaac Artenstein, Karen Swanson, editors ; Alex Vargas, sound.