aluCine Film Festival presents:
Mariposa Ancestral Memory
by Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balamquet
Mariposa Ancestral Memory is an interdisciplinary project composed of a multimedia performance, an installation, an electronic digital book, and a single channel video projection. The project is the result of an extensive investigation about the presence of African Caribbean writing (Vèvé, Anafourana and Kongo), US Latina/o migration, the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Mariel Exodus, homophobia, racism, Maya and Afro Caribbean Queer spirituality, all interwoven with my life experience.
Co-presented with FADO Performance Art Centre
aluCine seeks to showcase excellence and innovation in contemporary Latin American film and new media works. Our annual festival functions as a vital Canadian outlet for emerging and established Latin filmmakers living in Canada, Latin America and the diaspora, while our year-round screenings, symposiums and workshops promote the development of Latin film and culture in Toronto. In all of our endeavours, aluCine strives to transgress aesthetic, ideological and geographical borders and to transcend pre-established notions of representation as they pertain to Latin American culture in Canada.