Directed by Andrew Bracken
Facing North examines the complex relationship between the neighboring cities of San Diego and Tijuana. In some ways, the two cities create a single region encompassing one of the largest border areas in the world. In many other ways, however, they are harshly divided communities in spite of their close proximity.
Through multiple interviews with people living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region, the film explores these dynamics, as well as asking what it means to be a part of a border community.
Andrew Bracken is a documentary-based filmmaker and media artist whose work seeks to bridge the gap, however slightly, between art and everyday life. Based in San Diego, he has been awarded the Creative Catalyst Fellowship from the San Diego Foundation in 2014 and has also received support from Latino Public Broadcasting and the Berlinale Film Festival. His works include Facing North, 18 Bakers, and To the Other Side, among others.
In This Program: A Magical Experience, Facing North, The List, A Day at the Lafayette Hotel, A Red Trolley Show, In a Parallel World, In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles: Built in Sun, Jordan Hates the San Diego Film Awards, Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, My San Diego, The Thirst is Real, Trastes (Dishes), Undocumented, Visit Oceanside