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The Moving Images of Francisca Duran
dir. Francisca Duran
Canada, 120 minutes

Café Ex 2011-2012
Club SAW, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:00 pm
Join us April 5th at Club SAW (67 Nicholas St.) for an intimate screening and discussion with filmmaker Francisca Duran. Admission is “pay-what-you-can”.

“I am interested in the tactile qualities of media that are thought of as ephemeral. I seek to make visible, to give a graphical representation to what is perceived as invisible, for instance, light, sound and memory”
- Francisca Duran

Francisca Duran was born in Chile and relocated to Canada as a child. She and her family were refugees following the 1973 military coup of Augusto Pinochet. This dramatic event would later inform much of her work as a filmmaker and media artist, but her work extends beyond autobiography. Her films explore the intersection points between memory, history, and technology and how these relate to the media that represent them. Working with film, video, and found or archival footage, she engages with images that draw attention to their status as constructed objects while touching on numerous thematic concerns (sexuality, family, culture, politics, etc.).

Based in Toronto, Duran also lectures in the media department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. With degrees in film production and theory from Queens and York University, she has worked in a number of artistic fields, receiving grants for her projects from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She has also worked as a graphic designer and artist producing promotional print materials. Her films have screened nationally and internationally in film festivals and art galleries and have won numerous awards. Francisca Duran is currently co-chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.