Edited by
Phillip Rodriguez
Claudio Rocha

Production Manager
Joaquin Mesa

Audio Design by
Jon Oh

Additional Editing by
Ricardo Braojos

Production Liason (Tijuana)
Luis Humberto Rosales

Music Consultant
Norma Jean Manzanares

Web & Logo Design by
Jacob Hernandez

Additional Design
Mirena Kim

Assistant Camera
Stewart Cavanagh

Sponsorship Coordinator
Danielle Kolich

Production Interns
Hilda Estrada
Jonathon Ketch

Post-Production Interns
Aurore Barry
Janet Ceja

Fiscal Sponsor
The Center for the Study
of Los Angeles at
Loyola Marymount University
The Film Arts Foundation
Latino Public Broadcasting

Aerial Photography Courtesy of
Lenska Aerial Images
Aerial Fotobank

Special Thanks to
Grand Hotel Tijuana
Pueblo Amigo Hotel
Travelodge, Mission Valley
Museum of Contemporary Art,
La Jolla

San Diego Dialogue
Flowers on 56
Birns & Sawyer
Kino-Flo Inc.
Samy’s Camera
Union Bank of California
Southwestern College
University of San Diego
M W Steele Group, Inc.
Landgrant Development
Martinez & Cutri
Estudio Teddy Cruz
Lawrence Herzog
Lupita Cacho
Richard Cacho
Edward C. Cazier, Jr.
Angelica Chavez
Bruce Coons
Adriana Cuellar
Danah Fayman
Maria Fernandez
Robert Hawk
Nicholas Ignacio Jr.
Robin Kramer
Adell Maroon
Natasha Martinez
Merv C. Mason
Teresa Matamoros
Magdalena Montenegro
Elias Nahmias
Chuck Nathanson
Beatriz Nava Rivera
Batar Perisiz
Jota Samper
Richard Salazar
Suzanne Weil
Suzanne Smith
Deborah Szekely
Delia Talamantez
Roger Talamantez
Sherri-Lyn Thompson
Victor Vilaplana
Jim Wiltgen
Michael Zapanta


Phillip Rodriguez is a Los Angeles native. His maternal grandparents and uncles farmed the San Diego/Tijuana border.
His most recent film, Manuel Ocampo: God Is My Copilot, created a stir among film reviewers and audiences in 1999. The film, a critical look at the selling of race in the contemporary art world, was celebrated at film festivals worldwide including Los Angeles AFI International Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Biennale Internationale du film sur l’art at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Havana Film Festival. Another documentary completed last year, Pancho Villa & Other Stories received Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at the 2000 San Antonio Cinefestival. It has also screened at festivals in the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Brazil.

He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and also holds graduate degrees from UCLA’s School of Film & Television and Latin American Studies Programs.

Rodriguez' is currently making a feature-length evocative documentary about Los Angeles for PBS.

Claudio Rocha is one of the most talented young cinematographers and animators working in independent cinema in the Americas. He has photographed numerous include award-winning American and Mexican films.

Mr. Rocha’s credits include:

The Velocity of Gary, starring Salma Hayek. Skipped Parts, starring Drew Barrymore. Picture Bride starring Youki Kudoh. The Whole Wide World, starring Renee Zellweger. Principio y Fin, Directed by Arturo Ripsten. Bajo California: Limite de Tiempo, Directed by Carlos Bolado. The Maldonado Miracle, the Directorial debut of Salma Hayek for Showtime. Ancient Cities of Mexico, a documentary series produced by C/Producciones in cooperation with the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.

Mr. Rocha graduated from CUEC Film School in Mexico City. He is married with two children and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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