Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Mercedes Chavez on Documentary Filmmaker Natalia Almada

Mercedes Chavez has written a new essay on Mexican-American documentary and fiction filmmaker Natalia Almada. Written for the Wexner Center for the Arts blog, "Read, Watch Listen," this essay is a companion piece for the Cinetracts '20 residency project. The project is modeled after the Cinetracts '68 project which documented and interpreted the May 1968 protests and their reverberations in Paris. Films of two minutes or less and made on location were requested from some of the most innovative filmmakers across the globe. Entries form intimate portraits of time and place in our current moment.

Almada's work may be of special interest to those in the environmental humanities given her use of water as metaphor, attention to specificity of place, and interrogation of the southern U.S. border.

Mercedes's essay may be read here: Cinetracts essay: Mercedes Chavez on Natalia Almada

Cinetracts '20 shorts, including Almada's, may be seen here: Cinetracts '20

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