• Call Center Blues

    Directed by Geeta Gandbhir
    USA/Mexico | 25 minutes |

Call Center Blues is a lyrical portrait of an unlikely community of U.S. deportees and their loved ones struggling to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.

In competition for Best Documentary Short and the Bridging the Borders Award

film details

Director: Geeta Gandbhir
Producers: Jessica Devaney
Cinematographers: Asad Faruqi
Editor: Viridiana Lieberman
Music: Laura Heinzinger
Country: USA/Mexico
Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Year: 2020
Running Time: 25 minutes
Primary Company: Multitude Films
Contact Email: jessica@multitudefilms.com
Website: https://www.callcenterblues.com/

director biography

Director Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for six Emmy Awards and has won four. In 2019 she directed the series Why We Hate for Amblin Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions. In 2018, a feature documentary she co-produced titled The Sentence premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won a 2019 Primetime Emmy. In 2017, she co-directed a feature documentary for HBO titled I Am Evidence which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival and won a 2019 News and Doc Emmy. She also co-directed the documentary feature film Armed With Faith for PBS which premiered at the 2017 Sheffield Film Festival and won a 2019 News and Doc Emmy. In 2016, other feature docs she co-directed include Prison Dogs which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival, and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. She created and is co-directing and co-producing a series on race with The New York Times Op-Docs titled The Conversation which won the AFI Documentary Film Festival and a MacArthur Grant.

2020 ShortFest Archive