by Trisha Ziff
Thursday, Sept 29, 7pm – Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3
(88 min, Mexico, 2015)
Spanish and English with English subtitles
Trisha Ziff’s enthralling documentary follows Enrique Metinides, who has spent his life documenting death in Mexico City as one of its most renowned and notorious photojournalists. Intimate interviews with Metinides, family, friends and colleagues reveal a man of compelling contradictions whose witnessing of so much death reveals his own delicate sense of security. Ziff amplifies this illuminating exploration of our ethics of looking at death by also turning her camera on contemporary photojournalists as they risk their lives to document the rampant crisis of criminal violence in Mexico’s capital. Winner of two Ariels (Mexican Academy Awards).
Introduction and Q&A with director Trisha Ziff
Computer Assisted Real-Time Translation (CART) will be provided.