Todo Lo Sólido (All that is Solid) |
16mm, color, sound, 2022

Structured as an epic poem, Todo Lo Sólido tells the story of an island sinking into the Caribbean Sea. Encountering people and forces that have shaped its present reality, a nameless drifter searches for explanations about the island’s destiny.

Project supported by: Sundance Documentary Grant, DocLisboa: Arché Development Lab, Interbay Cinema Society: Lightpress Grant

Currently in development

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Figures in the Urban Landscape | 16 mm, digital, color, sound, 70 mins, 2021

A subtle narrative that follows a drug dealer of a new kind merges with observational footage of urban scenes in Moscow. Figures in the Urban Landscape explores the relationship between the Darknet and the city, surveillance and anonymity, the virtual and physical realities.

Project supported by: Bright Future Award of Hubert Bals Fund of Rotterdam Film Festival, Eurimages Award for work in progress at Les Arcs Film Festival and Boost NL Development Program

Currently in post-production

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Tender Crossings | super 8, digital, b&w, color, sound, 2021

In a world of merciless sun and harsh shadow, night is the time when people escape the heat and gather in resilience. An ecology of the borderlands space in the town of Nogales told through portraits of those who are born of the duality embedded in its landscape.

Project supported by: Allan Sekula Social Documentary Fund, Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pioneers in Filmmaking, Tim Disney Prize for Excellence in the Storytelling Arts

Currently in production

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Between the Desert and the Sea | digital, color, sound, 2021

Between the Desert and the Sea utilizes Zakaria Ibrahims’s call for the revival of disappearing music in Egypt as a vehicle for exploring the spiritual relationship between past and present.

Currently in post-production

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When Light is Displaced | 16mm, color, sound, 2021

When Light is Displaced questions the notions of reality in how Palestine, as a concept experience in exile, is passed down through generations.

Currently in post-production

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Green Turns Brown | super 8, color, sound, 6 mins, 2021

A portrait of Luchita Hurtado towards the end of her life as she contemplates the in-between space of the unknown that awaits us all.

Currently in post-production

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Fossil Falls | 16mm, black and white, sound, 5 mins, 2019

Through the alchemical materialization of hand-processed 16mm film, Fossil Falls uncovers a charge and vibration in the natural world. The camera traverses the desert in an embodied relationship with non-human life forms, exposing a sense of desire, narrative, and point of view in the non-human. Thus, there is a kind of crisis in trying to hold onto, know, or truly become that which is unknown, or outside of the human.

Festivals, Screenings & Awards: REDCAT, Message to Man, Revolutions Per Minute, Lago Film Festival, Laterale Film Festival 

Made in collaboration with Alexey Kurbatov

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Alejandro & Miguel | 16 mm, color, sound, 9 mins, 2019

Multigenerational borders manifest both emotionally and vocationally in the relationship between Miguel Bencomo and his fourteen-year-old son Alejandro. In this portrait of ranch life in the town of Casa Grandes, Mexico, questions rise surrounding love, connection, escapism and the inherited responsibility of family lineage. 

Festivals, Screenings & Awards: Tacoma Film Festival (Honorable Mention for Best Short Documentary), JellyFest LA (Best Short Documentary), Brooklyn Film Festival, ICDOCS, REDCAT, Visions du Réel Media Library 2020, Two Journeys Film Program (Vienna, Austria/Los Angeles, CA), Vision Maker Media Firelight Media Workshop, Blue Danube Film Festival, Shorts After The Flaherty Seminar: Action, UNIONDOCS, Creative Artists Agency Moebius Festival      

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Nepantla | 16mm, color, sound, expanded cinema performance, 6 mins, 2019

Nepantla is a poetic and political reflection on the parallel lines and struggles drawn by border walls in Mexico and Palestine.

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It’s going to be beautiful | digital, color, sound, 9 mins, 2018

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.

Festivals, Screenings & Awards: Guanajuato, Tacoma (Winner for Best Cinematography for a documentary short 2018), DocsMX, Morelia, DokLeipzig, Kasseler Dokfest, Sundance, Ambulante, Images Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Full Frame, ICDOCS, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, IFF Message to Man, Dokufest Kosovo, Festival Internacional de Cine Migrante, BAMCinemafest

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