Brown Bag with Yolanda Cruz
Date: October 18 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: South Campus Conference Center, Room 101
South Campus Conference Center, Room 101
2501 Migrants: A Journey/Reencuentros: 2501 Migrantes examines the effects of mass emigration on the Oaxacan town of Teococuilco. Cruz’s documentary tells the story of artist Alejandro Santiago, who seeks to create a installation of 2501 life-size sculptures of the people who have left.
Yolanda Cruz is an indigenous Chatino from Oaxaca, Mexico, and the producer-director of seven award-winning documentaries. Her work has received the support of prestigious organizations such as the Rockefeller foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting and the Ford Foundation. It has also screened at film festivals and museums internationally, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Park la Villette in Paris, the National Geographic All Roads Film Project and the National Institute of Cinema in Mexico City. Her films include 2501 Migrants: A Journey (2008), Freedom to Learn: School to Prison Pipeline (2007), and The Ones Who Come to Visit / Guenatíza (2003).