Thrilled to announce selections from ‘Fred’s Rainbow Bar and Other Stages on the International Border’ ( @fredsrainbow ) debuted at the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival at New Mexico State University on April 16 and is now streaming at Labocine accompanied by a short essay.
Fred’s Rainbow Bar and Other Stages on the International Border (working title) is a topographical film essay using a variety of animation styles along with live action and archival imagery to interrogate histories, memories, and imaginings of the border landscapes of El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, MX, the region where I grew up. The film is mostly set in the early 9o’s or the era before NAFTA and before the erection of the Border Security Fence with flashbacks to the Battle of Juárez and flashes forwards to contemporary events, like the razing of the ASARCO smelter. The International Border (or the river with two names) remains the main frame through which events unfold as we observe teens navigate these disparate landscapes. More information about the project and clips coming soon. For specific questions contact me here: nicole.antebi(at)gmail.com
This film was made possible in part from a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation. If you would like to support this project, please consider making a tax deductible donation through Brooklyn Arts Council (acting fiscal project through 2018). All amounts welcome and thank you in advance for your support! -Nicole