Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

Articles by Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

oppenheimerparkOppenheimer Park Film Program

Every Tuesday at 2pm, in the field house of the Oppenheimer Park, documentary and experimental films are screened, followed by a group conversation. The intention is to create a space where everyone can enjoy a beautiful and politically valuable film and share their experience in a critical way. We have had twelve screenings, and we expect to continue the program during the spring and the summer. I’m a filmmaker from Mexico now living in Vancouver and doing a Master in Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University. My films deal with events or situations that deeply affect me. I have been making documentaries since 2005, when I directed “Under the Ground” about the harsh working conditions of the miners of my hometown of Pachuca. I also made “The Infinite Border”, about Central American migrants who go through Mexico on their way to the USA, and “Lessons for a War”, about the resistance of the Ixil people in Guatemala against displacement. (…)