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.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Film Screenings

Mar 12, 9:00am CST – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:48am
Availability:United States

Credits

Directors:

Alejandra Vasquez, Sam Osborn

Executive Producer:

Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen

Cinematographer:

Kenny Wu

Editor:

Sam Osborn

Additional Credits:

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

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Alejandra Vasquez
folkfrontera@gmail.com

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Texas Shorts Program

Screening Section:

Texas Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

Mexico, United States

Language:

English / Spanish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

14 mins