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Cara Romero: Following The Light: A biopic on contemporary fine art photographer and Chemehuevi citizen Cara Romero.


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A documentary on contemporary fine art photographer Cara Romero. An enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Romero was raised between contrasting settings: the rural Chemehuevi reservation in Mojave Desert, CA and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX. Romero’s identity informs her photography, a blend of fine art and editorial photography, shaped by years of study and a visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective.


Cara Romero: Following the Light explores the artist’s development as a photographer, delves into the Chemehuevi and California Indigenous history that informs her work, includes behind-the-scenes footage of Cara’s shoots, and includes interviews with leading Indigenous artists: Cara herself, husband and famed Pueblo potter Diego Romero, collaborator and place-based artist Leah Mata Fragua (Northern Chumash), National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), and multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota).


Awards

Best Short Documentary - Red Nation International Film Festival ● Best Special Focus Documentary nominee - LA Femme Film Festival.


Festivals

Newport Beach Film Festival ● Santa Barbara International Film Festival ● Santa Fe International Film Festival


Filmmaker Attending, Post-Screening Q&A!


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  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Kaela Waldstein
  • Executive Producer
    Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, Lara Evans
  • Composer
    Jason Goodyear