Informed Perspectives: Indigeneity Framed

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:30 pm | Virtual

Join a conversation with filmmakers, Ángeles Cruz and Federico Cuatlacuatl, whose work casts a lens on indigeneity, sexuality, immigration, and cultural sustainability. They will discuss their creative process and share clips from recent projects.

Cruz, an award-winning actress, director, and screenwriter will discuss her new feature Nudo Mixteco (2021), set in San Mateo, the Mixtec village in Oaxaca, Mexico where she grew up. The story revolves around three individuals whose lives intersect during the village’s patron saint festivities. Cuatlacuatl, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Virginia, will share work that stems from his experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant, previously holding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). His multidisciplinary creative practice centers on the intersectionality of indigeneity and immigration under a pressing Anthropocene, transborder indigeneity, and migrant indigenous futurisms.

This event will be presented in Spanish with live English interpretation.