We are very excited to announce the upcoming film screening for Coapan En Espera, by Federico Cuatlacuatl this Saturday September 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm. This short film beautifully examines the migratory history of a small indigenous rural community in Puebla, Mexico and how immigration to the United States has affected families and individuals both here and across the border. Cuatlacuatl seamlessly fuses Digital animation with documentary footage to create a unique film that showcases his talent as a visual storyteller. Federico is the founder and director of Rasquache Residency in San Francisco Coapan, Puebla, Mexico, and is Assistant Professor of Art at University of Virginia.
We encourage the local community and especially Latinx community to attend the screening. Please share with your friends and colleagues of Mexican and Latinx heritage. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Mexican refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public.
Federico Cuatlacuatl is a Mexican Indigenous artist born in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. He then immigrated to Indiana and received his MFA specializing in Digital Arts at the Bowling Green State University. Federico’s work is invested in disseminating topics of Latinx immigration, social art practice, and cultural sustainability. Building from his own experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant and currently holding DACA, Federico’s research is primarily concerned with pressing realities in current social, political, and cultural issues that Latinx undocumented immigrants face in the U.S. Federico’s independent productions have been screened in various national and international film festivals including: Mexico; USA; Canada; Finland; Athens, Greece; Delph, England; Lucknow, India; Paris, France; and Azires Islands, Portugal. As founder and director of the Rasquache Artist Residency in Puebla, Mexico, he actively stays involved in socially engaged works and binational endeavors