VERY FRUSTRATING MEXICAN REMOVAL
Canada, 2017, 6′ 53”
An immersive, verbatim 360° documentary about Canadian immigration detention system. The artwork employs the practice of Verbatim Theatre and techniques and technologies of 360° Cinema to present the events surrounding the death in 2013 of migrant Lucia Vega Jimenez while in detention with the Canada Border Services Agency. The main objective of the project is to raise questions about the transparency of the Canadian migrant detention system. Videos available online demonstrated the architecture of detention center, which served as the initial core evidence representing the constraints that detained migrants face. Using the coroner’s inquest transcriptions allowed the many traces left behind in Lucia’s case to appear and build the story.
Media Artist with a background in documentary filmmaking, design and research. She focuses on creating new forms of storytelling using emerging platforms and hybrid solutions that expands our perception of new possibilities. She is a MFA graduate of the Digital Futures Program at Ontario College of Art and Design, holds a Bachelor’s in Communication and a Diploma in Design. In Toronto, she had the opportunity to work on both feature and interactive documentary projects as a writer, designer and researcher.