Raúl O. Paz Pastrana
Raúl is a Mexican-Immigrant filmmaker and multimedia creator. His work melds contemporary art, political documentary and visual ethnography to explore themes of belonging and alienation in immigrant communities. His films have screened worldwide including at the MoMI, Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK and at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris France. He is a Princess Grace Foundation Award winner, an Art Matters/Jerome Foundation Cassis France Arts Fellow and a 2017 Tribeca Film Institute All Access grant recipient.
Under intense U.S. pressure, Mexico established a new border control program that has cracked down on the migrant routes north and deported thousands of undocumented Central American immigrants, becoming an extension of U.S. border policy and forever changing the migrant trail. Told through three present-tense observational narratives, Border South draws from the immigrants’ resilience, creativity, and humor to explore the devastating human consequences of undocumented immigration.