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    Artes Sin Fronteras

    The Screening Room is bringing a large collection of films together to discuss the US-Mexico border this October in collaboration with “”Artes Sin Fronteras,”” a month-long collaboration in Tucson that includes a series of events in film, theater, music, visual arts and literature.

    “”It’s not just about the conflict but also about cultural newness that happenes when cultures interact, when cultures come together like Arizona and Sonora do,”” said Suzanne Borth, the education director at The Screening Room.

    Eren McGinnis, who produced and did sound for the upcoming documentary “”Precious Knowledge”” in collaboration with director and photographer Ari Paolos, is excited to be involved in the film festival and is highly invested in her new work, which will show a short preview clip followed by a discussion on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The documentary follows the lives of students at Tucson High School who fought to protect the Raza Studies Program at their school in the midst of political turmoil.

    “”It was very inspirational to work with high school students, students who care about justice, who care enough to get arrested,”” McGinnis said.

    The roughly 2-and-a-half year long project is set to premiere in full in February.

    McGinnis hopes her documentary will inform people about what’s going on politically in the city. “”We want to educate the public about the issue,”” McGinnis said. “”People can watch the movie and make their own choices. They can see the kids, see what they’re learning and make their own choices.””

    McGinnis said she hopes that the film will help people form their opinions, which they can then take to the polls. “”It comes down to who you elect. It’s a very important election,”” McGinnis said.

    This festival is sure to be an interesting, inspiring collection of screenings which deal with issues very close to home.

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