Mexican and Mexican American cinema is currently being transformed by a number of women filmmakers working in both the documentary and narrative sectors of the industry. As Oscar Lopez wrote in 2021 in The New York Times, “After decades of struggling for the recognition long granted their male peers, female filmmakers in Mexico are setting the industry ablaze.” RiverRun is pleased this year’s festival includes Ilana Coleman’s narrative, Dos Estaciones, and Iliana Sosa’s documentary, What We Leave Behind. These talented filmmakers join us to discuss the impact of women filmmakers telling Mexican and Mexican American stories and how new markets are affording them greater opportunities.
Special Guests: Ilana Coleman, Iliana Sosa
Sponsored by: Qué Pasa Media