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Recordando El Ayer (2007)

Directed by Alexandra Cuesta
9 minutes, USA, Ecuador


Memory and identity are observed through textures of everyday life in a portrait of Jackson Heights, home to a large Latin American immigrant population. Images of street, people, and daily rituals render passing of time in a neighborhood that becomes a mirror not just of another place, but also of the past. The landscape visually reflects the space as a creation of a new home while revealing displacement within the new condition. The meaning of home is explored and built upon collective recollection.

Awards (n=0):


  1. New York Film Festival (2007)