Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana>

Border from Air by Claudio Rocha
The Border extends well into the Pacific Ocean.

Hand over Tijuana by Phillip Rodriguez
A master-planned community in the background of Director’s Phillip Rodriguez’s hand.

"Although neighbors, Mexico and the United States are extremes within Western civilization."  -Octavio Paz-

Mixed Feelings: 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.
Mixed Feelings: San Diego/Tijuana Dialogue Transcript