Folk Frontera

Folk Frontera is a surrealist documentary about life in the borderlands that span the vast, remote Chihuahuan Desert. Its characters are scattered across the remote landscape on both sides of the border and are tied together by the broadcast frequencies of Gabriela Carballo’s radio show “Border, Beats, and Babes" and the folklorico dancing of Molly Rodriguez. Over the course of a tumultuous year, the lives of these two women inexorably change. With a cinematic approach inspired by the Latin American tradition of magical-realism, Folk Frontera attempts to reconcile the political realities of the border with the magic of its lands.

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photo of Alejandra Vasquez
photo of Sam Osborn



Alejandra Vasquez, Sam Osborn

Executive Producer:

Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen


Kenny Wu


Sam Osborn

Additional Credits:

Supervising Producer: Pamela Torno, Associate Producer: Sarah Vasquez, Susan Cohen


Public Film Contact:

Masa Films

Publicity Contact:

Alejandra Vasquez

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Screening Category:
14 mins