Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase 2018
Tales of resistance and resilience, the short films of the 3rd Annual FFFS are as beautifully complex as they are diverse. Stories about immigration, displacement, and our environment, often reduced to one minute, one-sided, or oversimplified representations in news, tv and film, can quickly become a tangled web of misinformation and misrepresentation. The films of the 3rd Annual FFFS take us deeper than ever before, inviting us to rethink our perceptions. Represented this year are films from El Paso and Juarez, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Syria, Lithuania and Australia.
Birth on the border
The complexities of life and birth on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Documentary Short Directed by Ellie Lobovits
Before i forget
An autobiographical exploration of how memory and identity are fractured by forced displacement. Following her journey from Syria to the Netherlands, Razan Hassan begins to question the veracity of her recollections of home, family, and childhood.
Documentary Short Directed by Razan Hassan
A tale of one girl's dream to escape Planet Earth.
Narrative Short Directed by Milda Baginskaite
A women's craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.
Narrative Short Directed by Shaandiin Tome
salt in wounds
Abyss, a reckless Filipino Aussie teen, after discovering her boyfriend watches only caucasian porn must re-find a sense of belonging in White Australia.
Narrative Short Directed by Alison Adriano
on the margins of art
En la Frontera del Arte centers the stories of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez-based contemporary artists challenging U.S. border imperialism through their arts practices.
Documentary Short Directed by Miranda Harris-Martinez and Mike Curran
*Credit: Photographer Alejandra Aragón making an image of Juárez from an overlook.