2019 Programme Launch
Still Voices 2019 Programme Launch - Wilder & Gold
Eight prototypes for a border wall stand on the US-Mexico border. To choose a winning design, Border Patrol officers and the military will attempt to climb, dig under, or breach the structures using techniques employed by immigrants and drug dealers.
Luis Gutiérrez Arias (b.1990) is a Mexican-Cuban filmmaker and video artist whose work explores notions of identity politics, neo-colonialism and the politics of cinema. His work has been shown at the NODOCCS Festival of Video Art (Caracas, Venezuela) and the CalArts Showcase 2018 (Los Angeles, CA). He currently holds a Lillian Disney Scholarship to pursue an MFA in Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts and was selected to be part of the Berlinale Talents Guadalajara 2015, the Flaherty Seminar Mexico 2016 and INTERDOC Serbia 2016. He lives and works between Southern California, USA and Baja California, Mexico.
John Henry Theisen is a filmmaker originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and now living in California pursuing an MFA in Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Previously, he studied at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, studying Graphic Design, Journalism and English.
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