Eren Isabel McGinnis
Producer and Sound

Eren McGinnis has produced several award-winning documentaries for PBS. Her credits include The Southern Sex; Mother Love; The Beauty Salon; Tobacco Blues; Beyond the Border; Kit Kat; and The Girl Next Door. Eren is finishing Bluegrass Opera, which examines the life of opera star Everett McCorvey as he stages Mozart's Don Giovanni and spreads the Negro spiritual throughout Brazil. McGinnis received a bachelor's degree in anthropology from San Diego State University, and holds a certificate in film and video theory and production from the University College Dublin, in Ireland.

Ari Luis Palos
Director and Producer

Ari Luis Palos, a Mexican-American filmmaker, started Dos Vatos Productions, a film and video production company dedicated to bringing the voice of Mexicanos to a nationwide audience. He recently completed Kit Kat, which follows the quest of a young girl as she saves her father's soul within the folklore, music and beauty of Oaxaca, Mexico. One work in progress is Juchitán, which has its focus on the haunting music, the sensuality and power of the women, and the "Lady Boys," who are the cross-dressing sons of the families of the Isthmus of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Production Credits

Producer and Sound
Eren Isabel McGinnis

Director and Producer
Ari Luis Palos

Editor
Jacob Bricca

Composer
Gil Sánchez

Beyond The Border is a co-production of
Dos Vatos Productions and KET, the Kentucky Network,
produced in association with ITVS and Latino Public Broadcasting.

Additional Funding Provided by
The KET Fund for Independent Production,
The Kentucky Humanities Council and
The National Endowment for the Humanities,
The Kentucky Oral History Commission,
The Kentucky Arts Council,
and The Hugh M. Hefner Fondation.

(C) 2001 Dos Vatos Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved