Quiet Pictures presents a powerful new documentary short on the Reportero Project Blog about memory and photography in the besieged border city of Juárez. In this piece, Guillermo Cervantes an activist and researcher discusses his project "Ciudad Juárez, a photographic testimony of our pain." The project, which consists of photographs taken by Cervantes' colleagues working in the Mexican press, serves as a historical testament of the surge of narco-violence and murder that has deeply affected his city. Working with Quiet Pictures, emerging filmmakers Erik Spink, Andres Arias and Lauren Kraus (all from the School of Visual Arts, MFA Social Documentary '13) collaborated to make a short film that is a testament to stubborn individuals-like the journalists in REPORTERO-who insist on recording and remembering. In the coming weeks Quiet Pictures will continue to post new short form pieces, interviews and more on the Reportero Project Blog. For information on upcoming screenings, or recent press, please visit reporteroproject.com.
Look out for the LPB funded film REPORTERO airing nationally on PBS this fall through POV!