5th ANNUAL FEMME FRONTERA FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
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Saturday, Nov. 7th and Sunday, Nov. 8th, 2020.
FEMME FRONTERA FILMS 2020
LOS AMULETOS MIGRAN
by: Amada Torruella
In July 1980, nineteen year old Dora Rodríguez fled her native El Salvador and crossed the US/Mexico border. In Los Amuletos Migran, we accompany Dora while she looks through migrants’ personal belongings, which were seized and discarded by Ajo Border Patrol …
JAMAICA & TAMARINDO
by: Ebony Bailey
The Jamaica flower in Tamarind are iconic ingredients Mexico, but their story comes from a place much further away. In Jamaica and Tamarindo: Afro tradition in the heart of Mexico, we meet five people to explore African heritage in Mexico City, and identity that goes beyond the color of one’s skin.
GROWN WITHOUT WATERby: Xochitl Rodriguez
As the sun breaks over a purple mountain, a woman wakes from a dream in the middle of the West Texas desert, just outside of El Paso. She’s wrapped in soft sheets, in the bed the women who came before her slept in. There, in the middle of the dirt, she dreamed she was drowning…
by: Lorena Gordon
A timid high school girl reveals her truth during the most important night of the year.
ODA A LOS FRIJOLES
by: Karolina Esqueda
A literary and visual rendition to beans, this experimental short merges a cooking recipe with archival footage of immigrants and fieldworkers.
by: Jacqueline Barragan
The documentary short film, “JOSIE”, is a true account of a woman living on the US/Mexico border and her quest to find retribution while becoming an undefeated martial artist. The film is narrated by her own daughter adding a more intimate perspective into her mothers story.
by: Morningstar Angeline
Haunted by her father’s death from a global virus that has ravaged her native Navajo nation, and now under constant surveillance from an unknown military, Crystal must learn to embrace her visions, memories and dreams in order to both survive and re-discover what may be left of the world.
by: Celina Galacia
Lorena and her mother live in Ciudad Juárez, a border with El Paso, Tx. U.S. Lorena lives waiting for her father’s return, while her mother is obsessed with knowing something about him. In Lorena’s memory there remains a monument, a history and hope.
Filmmakers Persia Campbell, Celina Galicia, and actress Gabii Torres talk about their projects within and outside the region.
We will be covering topics dealing with the importance of giving Juarez a different light through their art and the broad range of interests they each have when it comes to making movies.
What does it take to succeed in filmmaking in the El Paso-Las Cruces area?
Our panelists of award-winning filmmakers who have lived and worked in this region provide you with the lessons, wisdom, and resources to get the job done and succeed in this region and beyond our borders.
We’ll also discuss the importance of border stories being told by women BIPOC who are actually from the border.