Cecilia Araneda is the recipient of an international curatorial residency award focused on artist-driven Mapuche film and video art.
Curated by Cecilia Araneda for the Envoi Poetry Festival
This merging of poetry and cinema presents a map of desire and loss, memory landscapes, the physical embedding of words, a lingering sense of the unattainable, and “things that used to be true.”
Curated by Cecilia Araneda for the Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival
American independent documentary filmmaker Sam Green’s body of work is a reflection on the fading moment of idealism and the impermanent nature of things.
I am currently accepting submissions for a program of short poetry films for the Envoi Poetry Festival, to be screened on Wed June 3 in Winnipeg. New films by Canadian directors, under 20 minutes in length and which incorporate poetry or spoke word can be considered.
Curated by Cecilia Araneda for the 2014 WNDX Festival (Winnipeg)
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term meme in his book The Selfish Gene (1976), as a unit of human cultural transmission that holds similarities to the gene in that both are functional replicators. Dawkins created the term from the ancient Greek work mimeme, or that which replicates.
September 11, 1973 is the day Chile’s democratic government was overthrown by a brutal and bloody CIA-backed military dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet. The events of this day and the aftermath not only profoundly changed a country, but also changed the course of individual lives, mine among them.
Canadian cinema has a short memory of itself, and perhaps an even shorter memory of the women filmmakers working in its midst. This may be most especially true on the prairies, where a crop of independent women filmmakers has been working for a decade or more, often receiving little attention outside of their home provinces and frequently even less within them.
A film producer stopped me on the street in 2010 and told me he was interested in making a documentary on the Winnipeg Film Group – he wondered what I thought of the idea. Ambitious, I told him, because for every filmmaker in the city, there is a different Film Group, and each of these versions of reality is true, even if it is in direct opposition to other versions.