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Memories of Mexico

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in Filmmaker Videos
on Nov 21, 2012

Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic keeps a wonderful Tumblr where she posts short films derived from her world travels and couples them with broader musings on cinema, art and politics. Last year, Radivojevic made fantastic documentary shorts shot during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Now, just uploaded, is a very different kind of short that uses cut-out animation to both isolate the sounds and sights of a small Mexican town as well as function as a kind of representation of memory. Here’s how she introduces it:

In April I took a little trip down the Mexico.

I purposely left the camera at home and brought only a sound recorder and the sick addiction tool
that is the iphone. The idea was to not spend the entire trip behind the camera lens yes but
also to discover what could be created as an alternative…

I resorted to my other (neglected) loves, illustration, photography and animation.

Here’s what a day in a small Mexican town felt like.

At her Tumblr she surrounds this short with thoughts on Leos Carax, Audre Lorde and Victor Kossakovsky. Watch the short here and visit her Tumblr for the rest.