THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY
Starts October 23
The Guardian of Memory bears witness to the violence that has displaced thousands, while examining how governments on both sides of the border have exacerbated the crisis. With striking visual poetry, director Marcela Arteaga provides intimate accounts of the lives Mexican migrants have left behind, while also highlighting the work of Carlos Spector, an immigration lawyer from El Paso, who fights to obtain asylum for those fleeing the violence. – Variety.
A film by Marcela Arteaga. 93 mins / 2019 / Spanish, English Subtitles / Mexico.
2020 MEXICAN ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
World Premiere – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Winner Best Documentary – DocsMx, Mexico
Winner Best Documentary – Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico
Presented by RoxCine.
THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY Q&A
EPF Media & Stanford Center for Latin American Studies Present:
Thursday, October 22, 3:00 PST
Please join us for a conversation with The Guardian of Memory film director Marcela Arteaga & immigration attorney Carlos Spector. The panel will be moderated by Stanford Professor and border activist Vivian Brates.
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DIRECTOR, MARCELA ARTEAGA
Marcela Arteaga graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Remembrance, her first feature documentary film, received support from the Rockefeller Foundation and received the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Mexican Film at the Guadalajara IFF, México, and the Jury’s Special Award at the Málaga International Film Festival, Spain and at the Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico.
IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY CARLOS SPECTOR
Carlos Spector enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after high school and served most of his time in Germany. After an honorable discharge, the El Paso native spent one year in an Israeli kibbutz (commune) and returned home to enroll at UTEP, where he honed his analytical skills that led to his decision to pursue a law degree. Throughout the years, he has participated with several civil and immigration rights groups such as LULAC and the Texas Latino-Jewish Alliance and co-founded Mexicanos En Exilio. His work has been honored by many human rights organizations and featured in two award-winning Mexican documentaries as well as in Mexican and Canadian doctoral dissertations.
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