Running Time: 6 minutes
Allá te Alcanzo sides with the tradition of Latin American short story telling. This film narrates the story of a group of people on a journey across the dessert attempting to cross the border. The narrative allows for the characters to enter a sort of subconscious state of mind as chaotic events shake their sense of truth and reality. These series of events are contrasted with the seductive desert landscapes and the alienating panoramas enriched by a hypnotizing sound
Explorations in immigration, history, language, class, race and aesthetics under a prevailing imperialistic model.
This film is a critique of the inhumane policies of segregation and oppression against people, used by the prevailing social systems of control. The questions formulated in this work are posed through the lens of personal family history and individual experience from the perspective of a Mexican immigrant and of an Artist.
Allá te Alcanzo is a collage of mediums utilizing HD video, MiniDV and low resolution video as well as 16mm and super 8mm film combined to created a rich world of dreams and memory. The layering and physicality of the images on the screen are in sharp contrast with the spoken word as the vehicle for the story to unfold. The subtitles function as an active mechanism that introduces a playful critique to the norms and traditions of subtitled movies.