Experiencing Interruptions?

How Far I Am

What happens to the Mexican traditions, identity and the ideologies of one family after three generations of assimilation into American culture? By bringing old photographs to life, the filmmaker attempts to find why things have changed, how traditions were lost and asks what makes him who he is today. He explores the life of his grandmother, her parents and confronts his no-longer-living great-grandfather to learn if he would approve of how his family has changed.

  • Evan Apodaca
  • Evan Apodaca
  • Evan Apodaca
  • Lupe Apodaca
    Key Cast
  • Evan Apodaca
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Que Lejos Estoy
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Student Project:
  • PBS Online Film Festival
    Nation wide
    United States
    July 15, 2016
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    May 24, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Chicano International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 11, 2016
Director Biography - Evan Apodaca

Evan Apodaca is a filmmaker and media arts educator based in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2009, was the recipient of SAIC’s full tuition Chairman Merit scholarship in 2007 and was resident artist for the International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Taos, NM in 2013. In 2015, Evan was the writer, director, editor, animator and cinematographer of, QUE LEJOS ESTOY: PICTURING ASSIMILATION which has screened in San Diego, Los Angeles and has streamed online on PBS.

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