cINeDIGENOUS: Crafting Stories with Documentary Subjects - Virtual Class
Thursday, October 21, 2021
$25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 SIFF Member
Presented via Zoom Webinar in Spanish with optional English interpretation channel. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.
As a documentary filmmaker, finding an unique subject is just part of the challenge, but distilling their experience into a dramatic work of cinema is another story altogether. Núria Frigola Torrent, director of The Song of the Butterflies (SIFF 2021) and producer of Daughter of the Lake, presents a comparative analysis of her two films and how she identifies a subject and works alongside them to identify a story through a documentary lens.
Registrants are not required to have watched any media in advance of the class. We will present film content within the class time.
The cINeDIGENOUS class series focuses on global Indigenous filmmakers and their influences within cinematic culture. Centering Indigenous creatives and media makers amplifies voices and perspectives that are essential to our global wellbeing. cINeDIGENOUS is curated and presented in partnership with Nia Tero.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Núria Frigola Torrent is a Catalan and Peruvian filmmaker, producer, and actress. After several years working at Amnesty International, she produced the documentary Daughter of the Lake (2015). She acted in the comedy What Couples Do (Antolín Prieto, 2019). She’s recently taken on the role of Executive Director of La Plaza, a Peruvian cultural organization with more than 17 years experience. She holds a degree in Audiovisual Communications and a Masters in Human Development. The Song of the Butterflies (2020) is her first feature as a director.