06 - 25 September 2021


Anthony & Francis Almendárez: Navigating the Archives Within

Anthony & Francis Almendárez

selected by Katerina Matheson

online, screening

Navigating the Archives Within questions how histories, cultural traditions, and personal experiences are kept and transmitted. The video captures an autoethnographic journey through Latinx misrepresentation, erasure, subordination, and subversion.

Francis Almendárez is an artist, filmmaker, and educator working at the intersections of history, (auto)ethnography, and cultural production. In attempting to make sense of and reconstruct identity, he uses them as tools to address memory and trauma, specifically of im/migrant, queer, working-class bodies of Central America, the Caribbean, and the Diasporas.