Speaker: Tatiana Huezo, Filmmaker
Moderated by: Gabriela Poma, PhD student in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
A conversation with filmmaker Tatiana Huezo on her documentary feature film, Tempestad (2016.) The movie will be offered for free through streaming two days before the event to pre-registered participants.
This event is part of the DRCLAS Film Series The Present of Yesterday, curated by graduate students Rodrigo Del Rio and Ignacio Azcueta.
Tatiana Huezo studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (“CCC”) film school in Mexico City and received a master’s degree in documentary creation from the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. She has given conferences and workshops about documentary filmmaking at the Universidad de Colombia, the Escuela de Cine de la Comunidad de Madrid, and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de México. Among her academic activities is the edition of the book ““El Viaje, rutas y caminos andados para llegar a otro planeta” produced by the “CCC” and DocumentaMadrid. Her first feature length documentary, El lugar más pequeño (2011), has been shown at more than 50 festivals around the world and has received numerous national and international awards, including Best International Feature Film at the 17th Visions du Réel – International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland; Best International Feature Film and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 26th Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina; Der Standard Audience Award in the Viennale, in Austria (2011),; and an Ariel for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 54th Ariel Awards, México, among others. Her second documentary feature film, Tempestad (2016), had its premiere in the Forum Section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. It has since participated in over 80 festivals, winning the Tim Hetherington award at Sheffield Doc Fest, The Golden Frog for Best Documentary at Camerimage (2016) and recently, three Fenix Awards and four Ariel Awards, among them Best Direction and Best Documentary. She was awarded a scholarship in the program “Coinversiones Culturales del FONCA” (2009) and won the GUCCI AMBULANTE scholarship in 2010. She was registered in the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (National System for Creators in the Arts) in 2013.
Gabriela Poma is a PhD student in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Her research focuses on Central American contemporary literature, poetry and visual art; Latinx Studies; migration, transnationalism and the diasporic perspective.