Born in CIUDAD JUAREZ, SHAPED IN ZACATECAS.
HUMBLED IN SoCAL, GROWN IN EL PASO. MARINATED IN NEW MEXICO. LIVES & BREATHES IN MANHATTAN
The Pedro Linares Folk Tale
A Dia De Muertos Phanstamagorica
Written and Directed by Georgina H.L. Escobar
A fantastical tale about Pedro Linares, creator of the famous Alebrijes, and his close encounters with death, at age 30. His journey takes him through to the Other Side which resembles the jungles of Oaxaca where he meets three version of La Muerte who challenge him to a game of Lotería and Filosofía. Milagro | Portland, OR Oct. 18-November 11
(with Support of MacDowell and Djerassi Colonies)
a deconstructed western
Beatriz "Birdie" Zermani has a beautiful Northern Mexican family proudly belonging to the top echelons of society in Ciudad Juarez, 1987. When her house begins to literally fall into itself, her persecution dementia, belief of a curse, and the joining of a new member of the household are enough to throw Birdie off the precipice of early on-set Alzheimer's and memory affectations. As the city around them begins to crumble like the very foundation of their stone home, the Zermani's cope with death, a crumbling legacy, and the uprise of a new generation of 'society's finest,' the drug lords of today.
4our Dollars A Day
inspired by a true story
Cordelia is a student programmer at the Office of Special Events at the University of Texas at El Paso. When two journalism majors join her to co-produce the largest VDAY campaign shedding light on the Women of Juarez in 2004, Cordelia and her team set forth a series of events that become the burst of the media bubble that put the women of Juarez on the international spotlight. After a threat to her family cripples her ability to further involve herself with the campaign, Cordelia must deal with appropriation, media fanaticism, and the outpour of emotions that promise to end the northern desert's twenty-year drought.