Coapan en espera (Coapan on Standby)
2018 / 13 min / Mexico
An experimental documentary highlighting the migratory history and diaspora of a community from Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.
Screening Saturday, April 6, 1:30 pm
Federico Cuatlacuatl is a Mexican Indigenous artist born in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. He then immigrated to Indiana and received his MFA specializing in Digital Arts at the Bowling Green State University. Federico’s work is invested in disseminating topics of Latinx immigration, social art practice, and cultural sustainability. Building from his own experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant and currently holding DACA, Federico’s research is primarily concerned with pressing realities in current social, political, and cultural issues that Latinx undocumented immigrants face in the U.S. Federico’s independent productions have been screened in various national and international film festivals including: Mexico; USA; Canada; Finland; Athens, Greece; Delph, England; Lucknow, India; Paris, France; and Azires Islands, Portugal. As founder and director of the Rasquache Artist Residency in Puebla, Mexico, he actively stays involved in socially engaged works and binational endeavors.