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Minter, Sarah

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Sarah Minter

She studied cinematography at the CUEC-UNAM film school in Mexico City. She worked and studied with Argentine theater director Juan Carlos Uviedo and took two screenwriting courses at the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, with Jean-Claude Carrière and Giancarlo Guarnieri. She is a member of the National System of Art Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), Mexico, since 2008, with various projects, including her video-installation Háblame de Amor, presented at the Montehermoso Cultural Center, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, in 2010; at the Alameda Art Laboratory (LAA), Mexico City, in 2010; and the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona, Spain, in 2012. She has been a jury member for several artistic and film programs and festivals around the world. In 1996, she founded the Video Workshop at the “La Esmeralda” National School of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics (ENPEG), Mexico. Her work has participated in more than 30 film screenings, festivals and museums around the world. She won for her debut documentary film Nadie es inocente (1986), the González Camarena Award at the 1st Festival Videofilme, Mexico; the Coral award at the 9th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba; and the Pitirri Prize at the 5th International Film and Video Festival of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her feature film Alma Punk (1991) received the Rulfo Award at the 1st Festival Videofilme of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and was screened at various museums around the world, including the Reina Sofia National Art Center, Madrid, Spain, in the film series “El roce de los cuerpos” of the exhibit “Perder la Forma Humana”, in 2012 and 2013. In this same exhibition, she presented her feature length documentary Nadie es inocente 20 años después (2010), which won the award for Best Documentary Made by a Woman at the 8th Morelia International Film Festival; the Zanate Award at the 4th Documentary Film and Video Festival Zanate, Colima; Best Mexican Documentary at the 2nd International Film Festival of Puebla (FIC Puebla); and a Special Mention at the 6th Independent Hispanic American Film and Video Festival, “All Voices Against the Silence,” in Mexico City.