EVERYONE THEIR GRAIN OF SAND

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EVERYONE THEIR GRAIN OF SAND

Beth Bird
USA, 2004
Documentaries, 87min, OmeU

EVERYONE THEIR GRAIN OF SAND

Beth Bird
USA, 2004
Documentaries, 87min, OmeU

Sound: 
Craig Smith
Camera: 
Beth Bird
Editor: 
Libby Horne
Beth Bird
Production: 
Phoenix Productions 1010 University Avenue #1923 San Diego, CA 92103, USA T 949 400 3434 erbphoenix@aol.com
World Sales: 
Beth Bird 1010 University Avenue #1923 San Diego, CA 92103, USA T 949 400 3434 erbphoenix@aol.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

Everyone their Grain of Sand examines the impact of global industrialization on land ownership in Tijuana. The film follows the struggle of the communnity of Maclovio Rojas, a highly-organized, low-income community on the outskirts of Tijuana which has been in a land struggle for over 15 years. The community is in conflict with the state government, which wants to evict them and use the land for corporate development. In December 2002 the state arrested one community leader and attempted to arrest two others who managed to escape and go into hiding. The film locates this struggle within the context of globalization, NAFTA, the maquiladora industry and the sociopolitcal landscape of the U.S./Mexican border.