This series of films will be presented by Amber Bemak, a filmmaker, artist, and educator whose work is based in experimental and documentary film.
100 Ways to Cross the Border
Directed by Amber Bemak (2021)
A daring, self-reflexive performative documentary on the extraordinary Mexican/Chicanx performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s 40-year career of radical artistic practice alongside his international troupe La Pocha Nostra. At a time when mainstream media is filled with demonizing stories about the US-Mexico border, the film presents the philosophical frameworks of an artist with a sustained dedication to highly impactful, innovative artistic interventions on the border, and presents a unique portrait of his beloved troupe La Pocha Nostra on the road for three years.
Directed by Nadia Granados, Amber Bemak (2017)
On a mythical border area between Colombia and the United States, this film investigates the relationships between North and South America using tropes of imperialism, globalization through pop music, and the choreography of women’s bodies in relation to sociopolitical and ecosystems.