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Open Your Eyes / Abre Tus Ojos

Commission, Film

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OPEN YOUR EYES/ABRE TUS OJOS is a film project exploring the diversity, beauty and joy of 12 every day Mexican-Americans in beautiful 96 FPS (slow motion) moving portraits.

 On October 11th and 12th, of 2018, our crew ventured out to the streets of Los Angeles, California to find and connect with fellow Mexican-Americans. I didn’t know any of them, we met most of them in the street - yet they chose to share 5 minutes of their lives with us and our camera. We had about 3 minutes with each subject where I asked them thought-provoking on the spot questions about life, family and our culture.

On October 11th and 12th, of 2018, our crew ventured out to the streets of Los Angeles, California to find and connect with fellow Mexican-Americans. I didn’t know any of them, we met most of them in the street - yet they chose to share 5 minutes of their lives with us and our camera. We had about 3 minutes with each subject where I asked them thought-provoking on the spot questions about life, family and our culture.

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Open Your Eyes

Concept and Direction JESSICA TOSCANO Cinematography MARISCELA BEATRÍZ MÉNDEZ Production Assistance KEIRY VEGA

Special thanks to every human we connected with on those two days.