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Milton Guillen

Milton Guillen

2020 MediaMaker Fellows
Headshot of Milton Guillen, 2020 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow and Director of On the Move. A studio portrait with a grey background. Milton wears a black blazer, a grey and brown t-shirt, and a dangly gold earring, curly hair brushed to the same side.

Milton Guillen

2020 MediaMaker Fellows

Milton Guillén (Director and co-producer) is an award-winning Nicaraguan filmmaker who dwells in the realm of docufiction. His most recent works gravitate around the cinematic intersections of de-colonial ethnographic research and the affective image. Milton's films have screened globally at Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, DOK Leipzig, and more. In 2018 his debut feature, The Maribor Uprisings, co-directed with Maple Raza, received the Society for Visual Anthropology's Best Feature Award. He was recently named a fellow at the Points North Institute, the Bay Area Video Coalition, Kartemquin Diverse Voices in Documentary, and is the recipient of several artists residencies and grants internationally.

 

On The Move

On The Move follows three visual artists in exile as they utilize poetry, therapy sessions and dreams to remain emotionally connected to their destroyed home countries. As the film progresses, a kaleidoscopic view of displacement emerges, drawing similarities and contrasts on the emotional burden of its protagonists through the eyes of movement itself.