La Gringa Guanaca

A Salvadoran-American artist's experimental documentary about unpacking her relationship with the motherland through art-making. Over the course of five years living in New York City, she slowly explores her role as part of the Salvadoran diaspora and how intergenerational trauma affects her. Directed and edited by Christine Stoddard. © Quail Bell, 2023.

  • Christine Stoddard
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    El Salvador, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia University
Director Biography - Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American writer, filmmaker, artist, and funny lady. Her talk show Badass Lady-Folk airs on Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Radio Free Brooklyn. As the creator of the comedy act Art Bitch, she terrorizes television, stages, and social media around and beyond New York City. She authored the award-winning drama “Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares,” which ran at The Tank and Gene Frankel Theatre. Her arthouse feature film Sirena's Gallery, distributed by Summer Hill Entertainment, is streamable and on Blu-Ray. Her books, such as Belladonna Magic, Water for the Cactus Woman, and Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia, are available where books are sold. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Ms. Magazine, and elsewhere. Currently, she is a Columbia University MA Oral History candidate and a BMI Musical Theatre writing workshop participant. She is honored to be one of Brooklyn Magazine's Top 50 Most Fascinating People of 2023.

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