Raúl 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.” Raul often collaborates with BIPOC artists, filmmakers, and academics that are working on bold artistic projects that expose racism and xenophobia, such as the worldwide “Hostile Terrain94” installation and the “Coyotek project” interactive website.
His films have screened at museums and festivals worldwide including at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the U.K., The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (CCA), MASS MoCA Museum in Massachusetts, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York City, and at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico among many more. Raúl’s work has received support from the Princess Grace Foundation, the Ford Foundation-Just Films, The LEF Foundation, ITVS, Catapult Film Fund, The Jerome Foundation, New York Council on the Arts, The Colorado Humanities, and the Sundance Institute among others. He is a Camargo Foundation Cassis France Artist Alumni, an IFP/Gotham Filmmaker Labs fellow, a Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow, a Ji.hlava New Visions Forum alumni, and a New America National Fellow.