How to Tell A True Immigrant Story

Director, 360º Documentary

2019 World Premiere as the first-ever VR film in competition in the Pardi di Domani program
2019 UK Premiere

Saratoga Springs, New York is a white and affluent town of 28,000 whose tourist economies are maintained by the labor of people who migrate to the US annually. “How to Tell a True Immigrant Story” is a poetic and participatory metanarrative that weaves together experiences of members of the Latinx immigrant community in Saratoga Springs as they respond to increased ICE activity and anti-immigrant sentiment after the 2016 presidential election. The film aims to expand understanding of experiences otherwise reduced to politically expedient constructs while marshaling the surveillance logic of 360 video to interrogate ways that documentary itself has potential to operate, like a border protection interview, to “make accessible” (Trinh T. Minh-ha) those who are otherwise marked other.

For more on this project, please see this article.

Exhibitions

World Premiere, Locarno Film Festival 2019

Encounters Film Festival, Bristol 2019 

Networked Disruptions, a project of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

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