Experiencing Interruptions?

Numbers 31:23

A video art representation of nine honest testimonies as they pursue reconciliation. Warning, video contains explicit language.

  • Juan José Avelar
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 25 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    120 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Juan José Avelar

Juan José Avelar is an upcoming Chicano filmmaker from California’s Central Valley. Many of his works are inspired by his culture, religion and experiences as a first generation Mexican-American. Through his films Juan offers his voice as he invites the audience to explore the conversation about racial injustices and history of the United States of America. Juan José Avelar has a background in documentary filmmaking and photography. His influences include Sergio Leone, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and the Coen brothers.

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Director Statement

This digital film was made with the intention of being displayed through an artist made structure. The structure is a miniature confession booth commonly found in Roman Catholic churches. Although, the overall message may still be conveyed.