FICM Mexican

Borealis, Sarah

Dirección, Guión, Producción. ,

Contact: 1 504 4000 735

She received a BA in literature and Latin American studies, a master’s degree in Latin American studies and a Ph.D in Latin American history from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Her academic research and publications include a photo visual anthology, Mexico: Stencil: Propa (2008), which documents the expression of political art (stencils) by anonymous street artists of Oaxaca and Mexico City, as well as the article “Santa Muerte Profile”, in 2012, of The World Religions & Spirituality Project (WRSP) by the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States. Her films have been shown at more than 10 screenings, festivals, museums and academic forums around the world. Her documentary short film, El día primero: Santa Muerte en el barrio de Tepito (2011), co-directed with Neyda Paredes, was shown at the 1st Ethnografilm Festival, Paris, and the Odgen Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2012, among others. Her documentary short film, Jeuh kieh a jm hm kahun / El sendero del caldo de piedra (2013), co-directed with Arturo Juárez Aguilar, is part of the Official Selection of the 12th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). This work won the Best Short Film Screenplay Award at the 4th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival (BSFF), India, and has also participated in the 2nd Mpumalanga Short Film Festival (MSFF), South Africa; in the 26th Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, France; in the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin, Texas; in the 8th Independent Hispanic American Film and Video Festival, “All Voices Against the Silence,” in Mexico City; and in the DocuLab.4 at the 27th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), among others.