cINeDIGENOUS: Magical Realism and the Documentary - Live Class
Director Emily Cohen Ibañez shares the ways her documentary, Fruits of Labor, makes space for magical realism where spiritual forces live in nature and the extraordinary is entangled with the mundanity of everyday life.
May 25, 2021
Director/Producer Emily Cohen Ibañez is joined by Felipe Contreras for an engrossing conversation about her approach to documentary filmmaking, highlighting her current film on the festival circuit Fruits of Labor that shows the hardships of current farmworking life and the realities of child labor in Califorina, while also making space for more utopian visions that can become our reality. Her form of verite filmmaking investigates the truth-revealing capacity of the form through defamiliarizing audiences from passive modes of consuming stories and sharing the filmmaking process with the people in front of the camera's lens. In Fruits of Labor, she employs experimental elements that make space for magical realism where spiritual forces live in nature and where the extraordinary is entangled with the mundanity of everyday life.
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