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Indocumentales - I'm Leaving Now (Ya me voy)

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University (CLACS), Cinema Tropical, and the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations / What Moves You?, present a screening of I'm Leaving Now (Ya me voy), as part of the Spring edition of INDOCUMENTALES - a film and conversation series committed to exploring the multiplicity of Latin American migrant experiences in our country through compassionate representation and critical dialogue.

The series is free and open to the public. All screenings are followed by panel discussions meant to bring together filmmakers, scholars, activists, policy makers, and community representatives concerned with the fortification of immigrant rights.

Screening to be followed by panel with the film’s Directors and Writer, Lindsey Cordero (Director/ Producer); Armando Croda (Director/Producer); Josh Alexander (Writer/Producer), and special guest speaker, Andrew Lim, Director of Quantitative Research at the New American Economy. Moderated by Shamina de Gonzaga, Executive Director, WCPUN and Co-founder/facilitator, INDOCUMENTALES.

I’M LEAVING NOW (YA ME VOY) will be screening as part of Carnegie Hall’s ‘Migrations: The Making of America Festival’ - a citywide program with planned events through the months of March, April, and May. For more information, please click here.

*** Evenbrite online tickets have been sold out, but everyone is still welcomed to register at the door.About the film:

I’M LEAVING NOW (YA ME VOY)(Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda, Mexico/USA, 2018, 74 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles)

Felipe has come to a crossroads. After 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and collecting bottles on the street in his spare time and sending the bulk of his earnings home to his family in Mexico, he's decided to return to his wife and the children he hasn't seen in almost two decades. But when he informs his family of his homecoming, he discovers that they've squandered the money, are deeply in debt and don’t want him to return. They need him to stay in the US, continuing to earn.

Shot over two years in the heart of Brooklyn’s immigrant community, I’M LEAVING NOW (YA ME VOY) is a searingly intimate portrait of one undocumented worker on the margins. A blend of documentary with some fictional elements, the film allows the rhythms, emotions and sounds of Felipe’s life and the city to drive the story, utilizing a structure and a style often not seen in documentaries. Impressionistic, cinematic and with the city as its soundscape, the film pushes the boundary of how documentary can capture the lives of the unseen, ultimately elevating this one lonely man’s story into a lyrical meditation on themes of family and home, loneliness and love. As Felipe debates whether to stay or go, the film builds to a heartbreaking portrait of the struggle and drama that exist in the lives of the often invisible figures toiling away in the kitchens, hotel rooms and construction sites of our biggest cities. Eschewing politics, the film is political nonetheless – a quiet and unforgettable snapshot of one man held in suspension between a world of endless work and a faraway home

About the Panelists:

Lindsey Cordero is a Mexican filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Cordero’s work focuses mainly on immigration, survival and identity of undocumented Mexicans living in New York. She is director of the documentary I’M LEAVING NOW (Ya Me Voy) which is world premiering at Hot Docs April, 2018. Cordero is producer of the feature film EN EL SEPTIMO DIA (2017) written and directed by Jim McKay, which had its international at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival and will be released in theaters June, 2018. She worked as additional editor and sound mixer on the documentary feature HAVANA MOTOR CLUB (2015) directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. She is co-director of the TV documentary FIRMES, MEXICANS IN THE BRONX (Nat Geo Latino, 2013) about a group of Mexican undocumented immigrants who left the gang life behind and formed a Lowrider car club in the Bronx, NY. Cordero received the 2015 Princess Grace Film Honorarium for her film I’M LEAVING NOW (Ya Me Voy) . She holds a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology and an MFA at from the Integrated Media Arts program at Hunter College of The City University of New York.

Armando Croda - (Director/Producer/Editor) is originally from Mexico, he has been working in art and film in the US, Europe and Mexico for the past 15 years. He edited OUT OF MANY, ONE (2018) for Netflix by John Hoffman and Nanfu Wang. He co-directed his documentary I’M LEAVING NOW (YA ME VOY) at Hot Docs 2018. He edited the documentary JAY MYSELF (2018) on the iconic New York City photographer Jay Maisel. He edited the three channel documentary TWO MEETINGS AND A FUNERAL (2017) by Naeem Mohaiemen. He edited the feature documentary SAMANTHA AND HER AMAZING ACROCATS (2017) by Jacob Fiering. He was additional cinematographer and editor of the documentary HAVANA MOTOR CLUB (2015) by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, about Cuba’s top drag racers and their quest to hold the first official race since the revolution that premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Co-director, cinematographer and editor of the tv documentary FIRMES, MEXICANS IN THE BRONX (2013) for Nat Geo Latino, about undocumented Immigrants who have left the gang life behind and formed a Lowrider car club on the East Coast. Armando also completed the feature film, VICTORIO (2008) as co-director and editor, which was awarded Opera Prima at the Guanajuato Film Festival, and screened in various festivals in Europe and Latin America, including Valencia, Huelva, St. Petersburg, Havana and selected for the Human Right competition in Bilbao film festival.

Josh Alexander- (Writer/Producer) is one of the founders of Group Effort Films. He most recently wrote Stephen Wilkes documentary JAY MYSELF about the legendary NYC photographer Jay Maisel and which premiered at DOC NYC in November, 2018. He co-Executive Produced UNITED SKATES, which won the Audience Award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by HBO. The film was recently nominated for the IDA Awards. He also recently wrote and produced I'M LEAVING NOW/Ya Me Voy (Hot Docs, Doc NYC, Jury Special Mention @ Morelia and Jury Award @ DocsMX) which was acquired by The Cinema Guild for release in 2019. Previous credits: Josh wrote CNN Films THE REAGAN SHOW which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theatres in June, 2017 and broadcast on CNN. THE REAGAN SHOW was nominated for the 2017 Critics Choice Award for Best Political Documentary and the Cinema Eye Honors for Best Editing. He wrote and co-directed the documentary PRESCRIPTION THUGS which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. He wrote and produced acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub's debut documentary SOUTHERN RITES, which premiered on HBO in May 2015. Josh was nominated for The Humanitas Prize in 2016 for his writing on that film. He was a consulting producer on Michael Lessac's multiple-award winning documentary A SNAKE GIVES BIRTH TO A SNAKE; and wrote and produced the award-winning, Sarah Jessica Parker executive-produced documentary PRETTY OLD, which was released in 2014. In the fiction world, Josh co-executive produced the Alan Bates film SINS OF A FATHER and he wrote, produced and starred in BACKSEAT, winner of the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival and released by Truly Indie in 2008. He is currently writing on Cara Jone's archival-driven film BLESSED CHILD about her childhood growing up in The Unification Church, more commonly known as "The Moonies." Josh has written two screenplays with the noted novelist Beverly Coyle and has numerous other documentaries, fiction features and television projects in various stages of development.

Andrew Lim is Director of Quantitative Research at the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE), a bipartisan coalition of business and political leaders working to create smart, sensible immigration policies in cities, states, and nationally. He has more than 8 years of research experience in international migration, integration, and public policy in North America and Europe, through his work with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Susan Jackson Associates, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Andrew holds an MA in urban policy from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris–Sciences Po, and an MSc in regional and urban planning from the London School of Economics. He received his BA from Boston College in international relations and French.

About the series:

INDOCUMENTALES began in May of 2010 as Indocumentales: the US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series with screenings and panel discussions at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and other venues throughout the five boroughs including the Americas Society and Cervantes Institute in Midtown Manhattan, the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, the Casita Maria Center for the Arts in the Bronx, the Beacon Center for the Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the Queens Museum in Corona, New York. It since traveled across the U.S., as well as to Mexico and Canada, engaging diverse communities in reflecting on their relationship to the questions posed in the films.




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