Anaïs Taracena

documentary filmmaker and producer
November 14, 2022 - 12:00pm
Documentaries, Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala
Luce Hall, Room 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.

In this session, documentary filmmaker Anaïs Taracena will sit in conversation with Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at MacMillan Center Postdoctoral Associate María Aguilar, to discuss the importance of documentary films in postwar Latin American societies. The talk will center on how films contribute to collective memory as well as the state of freedom of expression and human rights in the country. Lunch will be provided.

About Anais Taracena

Anaïs Taracena is a documentary filmmaker and producer with a master’s degree in Political Science. She has directed short films that have been screened at international festivals and in Guatemala. In 2019, she participated in the Berlinale Talents and in the IDFA Academy School as an emerging director. “The silence of the Mole” Anais’s first feature film won the Tim Hetherington Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021, the Special Jury Award at Jeonju International Film Festival in Korea, and the Best Documentary film at Malaga Film Festival among others.