Watch The Tinaja Trail online now!

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The Tinaja Trail (film festival version) from Bryce Newell on Vimeo.


Screening Sunday in Tucson, AZ @ AZIFF

We are pleased to announce that our documentary, The Tinaja Trail, will screen in Tucson at the Arizona International Film Festival this Sunday, April 13th at 3:00pm (@ The Screening Room, 127 East Congress).  The film documents the work of a number of Tucson area organizations (including the Samaritans, Humane Borders, and Kino Border initiative), and was filmed along the U.S.-Mexico border from Nogales, Arizona to San Diego, California. We are very excited that the film’s director, Bryce Newell, will participate in a panel discussion with members of the cast, who will also be present on Sunday after the screening, to talk about the issues raised in the film, especially those confronting the Tucson area.

The Tinaja Trail @ AZIFF

The Tinaja Trail @ AZIFF

The Tinaja Trail – Official Selection of the Arizona International Film Festival!

The Tinaja Trail will be screening in Tucson, AZ as an official selection of the Arizona International Film Festival.  More details will follow within the next few days.  The AZ Film Fest takes place in Tucson and southern AZ from April 11-27, 2014.  We’re thrilled to have our Arizona premiere in a city that produced much of the content documented in the film.

AZ International Film Fest

AZ International Film Fest

The Tinaja Trail World Premiere – March 22

We’re thrilled to announce the world premiere of The Tinaja Trail! The film will be premiering at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, March 22nd at 3:10pm. It will play as one of six films in the documentary feature competition category (three of which are world premieres). See more at

GIFF Official Selection

GIFF Official Selection

The Tinaja Trail in Germany at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art

We’re thrilled to announce that a segment from the film will be exhibited at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany, beginning this Friday, Dec. 13th.  The video, which contains excerpts from the film that are primarily focused on the Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT), will play alongside the TBT as part of an exhibit entitled “global aCtIVISm” that runs until March 30, 2014.  The TBT is an artwork produced by the Electronic Disturbance Theater that imagines leading migrants to water in desolate regions of the borderlands while also reciting poetry.

The video that will be playing at ZKM will be made available to all backers who pledged at least $15 during our Kickstarter campaign (by way of Vimeo link and password).  Access to additional interview footage is also coming very soon!

Thank you for your continued support!

The Tinaja Trail

We are pleased to announce that after shuffling through various titles during production, the film has finally found its official name: The Tinaja Trail. The film is now substantially complete, although we do have some final audio work and color correction to do yet, and we have currently submitted to more than 25 film festivals. We look forward to announcing our world premiere as soon as possible in the coming months, hopefully in the first few months of 2014 as we begin to hear back from these festivals. Throughout this process we will begin fulfilling our rewards commitments to all of our wonderful backers.

We’re also getting ready to debut a portion of the film in a museum. We’ve been invited to exhibit a short piece of the film, highlighting the Transborder Immigrant Tool, in a European museum as part of an exhibit on that project! Thanks to Ricardo Dominguez for this wonderful invitation and opportunity to showcase a portion of the film! More details to come soon.

I also wanted to share a poster idea for your review – we’d love to get feedback on the style and layout of this prior to actually printing materials in preparation for the film festival circuit. Let us know what you think!

The Tinaja Trail - Poster

Win a free digital download of the film!

Win 1 of 5 free digital downloads of the film! We’re running a sharing competition on Facebook. We’ve pinned a link to our Kickstarter campaign to the top of our Facebook page (the post is here). If at least 40 people share that post on Facebook within the next week, each person who shares it will be entered into a random drawing to win a free download of the film before it is publicly released!