Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
I am a Mexico City based filmmaker. I studied English literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). My interest in film led me to study the Film Directing and Writing Certificate at the University of California Los Angeles Extension. After film school, I headed to Tijuana to do vast research on the topic of children and the effects deportation has had on their lives.
I spent a great deal of time volunteering at the shelters and interviewing people facing this problem. I turned these invaluable testimonies into a 48-minute documentary called “The Deportation of Innocence (2016).”
This project took him four years to complete as it took time for families to be willing to share their stories on camera. The film has been screened at the University of California Los Angeles, Columbia University, University of California San Diego, Cal State Los Angeles and New Mexico State University, just to name a few.
It is also being used in class instruction at educational institutions in the U.S. and Mexico. It has been featured in festivals such as the Immigration Film Festival inIn D.C., the Voiceless Film Festival in San Francisco and the Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando.
I was also proud to have won the Global Migration Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award.