Raúl O. Paz-Pastrana is a Mexican immigrant filmmaker, cinematographer, and multimedia creator. His work intersects contemporary art, political documentary, and visual ethnography to explore themes of belonging, alienation, and the concept of “home.” His films have screened at festivals worldwide including at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the U.K., AFI Docs Film Festival and The New Orleans Film Festival in the U.S., at AMBULANTE Gira de Documentales and at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico among many more. Raúl is a Princess Grace Awards Special Project Grantee, a Jerome Foundation Film grantee, a Camargo Foundation Cassis France Artist Alumni, a Tribeca Film Institute grant recipient, an IFP Filmmaker Labs fellow, a BAVC MediaMaker Fellow, a 2018-20 Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow, a 2020 New America National Fellow, a 2018-21 Ford Foundation, JustFilms grantee, a 2020 Colorado Humanities grantee, and a 2020-21 Sundance Institute-Sandbox grantee.

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