December 7, 2001

City College Students Showcased at International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba

Three San Diego City College student videos have been selected for presentation at the 23rd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba. Dubbed the "Latin American Sundance", this December 2-15, 2001 Festival features films and videos from all over the world, particularly Latin America and Spain.

City College Radio/TV students Robert Broms, Paul de Santiago, and Duane Tramme's videos will be a part of a production by the Binational Association of Schools of Communcation. Broms and De Santiago, City representatives, will present in the Hall of the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema in downtown Havana.

The purpose of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema is to "promote and award those works whose significance and artistic values contribute to enrich and reaffirm the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity."

The Binational Association brings together Communication educators and students from across the San Diego County/Baja California Norte region. Founded in 1990, BINACOM was motivated by the belief that communicating across borders will be increasingly important both in our region and in the world as a whole.

The Binational Association organizes a variety of other regional communication conferences, educational exchanges, and media production projects. BINACOM works to encourage cooperation among students and faculty in communication and media arts at colleges and universities in the border region.

The Binational Association today has eight member institutions: The Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali; the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana; the Universidad Iberoamericana Noroeste, Tijuana; Southwestern College; San Diego City College; San Diego State University; the University of California, San Diego; and the University of San Diego.

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