Portland Film Festival 2021

The Work of Art (El Oficio del Arte)

Expired November 9, 2021 7:45 AM
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This captivating documentary takes us directly to the hearts, lives, and artistic processes of eight folk artists in Michoacán, Mexico, who reveal their lives and arts in their own words. Their work settings range from intimate locales in workshops and family homes to panoramic mountain vistas and festive markets. Social and economic issues emerge discreetly as we see their craft practices and challenges. Spanish with English subtitles. Suitable for any audience.

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    83 minutes
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    Deeply experienced and hardworking Mexican craftsmen (three of them Grand Masters who extract clay, forge copper, and make their own colors), in their own words (no Voice-Over)--a collaboration between an anthropologist and a cinematographer.
  • Director
    Shelly Errington, José Luis Reza
  • Screenwriter
    José Luis Reza
  • Producer
    Shelly Errington