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Summer 6-21-2021


This essay comments on recent cinematographic productions that explore the complex links between Mexico and New York as part of the ʻMexico on the Hudsonʼ Online Film and Conversational Series, organized by the Mexican Studies Institute at City University of New York and the New York based non-profit media arts organization Cinema Tropical. The reflection takes the films I’m leaving now (Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda 2019), On the Seventh Day (Jim Mackay 2018), and La Ciudad (David Riker 1998) as a sample that exemplifies a cultural and political phenomenon in which the mediated representation of contemporary minorities has been contested and challenged as part of a broader public discourse in the seek for social equality in the United States.


This essay was commissioned by the Mexican Studies Institute in collaboration with Cinema Tropical as a part of the ‘Mexico on the Hudson’ Online Film and Conversational Series.



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