Medicine stories that explore ideological, cultural, linguistic and physical borders
through the use of film and contemporary art installations.
Since merging with Xica Media I have been exploring a new medium: Website development. This merging of my film work with the digitial world has
Friends and supporters I am honored to share the documentary short I produced, Emma Tenayuca and the 1938 Pecan Shellers Strike, and join the panel after. Please read below for information for Saturday’s screening.
Originally Posted on Xica Media Blog. The Alamo is a place of ancestral memory where native residents are descendants of the indigenous population that have
Segundo de Febrero (documentary short 11 min) by Producer/Director Laura Varela February 2nd is a unique Mexican American celebration commemorating the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe
Altar for the Innocents: Memory and Resistance Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral November 2nd 2019. For donations please go to: www.paypal.me/varelafilm Monies
Varelafilm and Digestible Media are proud to announce their latest film, currently in development, American Sons. This feature length documentary focuses on the life and death
On the front lines of culture, creation, and healing
Laura Varela’s work is influenced by growing up on the US/Mexico Border in El Paso, Texas. Her work explores ideological, cultural, linguistic and physical borders through the use of film and contemporary art installations. She has received awards from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Humanities Texas,and Latino Public Broadcasting’s Public Media Content Fund and ITVS. Her installation work has exhibited at several galleries and museums including the San Antonio Museum of Art, Art Pace, The Blue Star Center for Contemporary Art, the UTSA Downtown Gallery and Luminaria SA. She has also taught courses on documentary film at the University of Texas San Antonio; she still lectures and screens her work nationally and internationally. She is a alumni of the PBS Producer’s Academy, The NALIP Producer’s Academy, and the University of Texas Radio TV and Film program and started her film career working on feature films, most notably Selena.
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