No se ve desde acá (You Can’t See It From Here)
Short | Nonfiction | 19’ | 2024 | U.S.A | Digital

A spatial exploration of Miami, and the endless pursuit of the American Dream in an era of immigrant mass mobilization, the absurd dominance of wealth and border securocracy.

No se ve desde acá aims to document the contrast held by communities arriving in the U.S. under starkly different circumstances. Much like the people it is about, the film is suspended in that stasis between arriving and finding belonging, moving associatively through observational vignettes in contemporary Miami, juxtaposed with a disruptive collection of video and sound archives that range as far back as the 1930’s, revealing an obsession with American individualism and alluding to an immigrant population that is in constant flux.

As major countries in Latin America shift to the left in reaction to vast inequality, uncertainty spreads across the immigrant population. The film begins with Gustavo Petro’s appointment as the first leftist President in Colombian history, as questions arise for immigrants about cultural identity, individualism and economic opportunity.

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*2023 Carole Fielding Grant Awardee

A film by
Enrique Pedráza-Botero 

Faye Tsakas
Enrique Pedráza-Botero

Consulting Producers
Melissa Fajardo
Sara Archambault

Production Assistant & Location Sound
Sruti Visweswaran

Technical Support
Christopher Nguyen
Joel Rakowski

Sound Mix
Dan Olmsted

Color Grading
Robert Arnold

Music Supervisor
Enrique Pedráza-Botero 

Faculty Advisors
Natalia Almada
Rodrigo Reyes
Srđan Keča

Made with the support of:
The Maiken Baird and Timothy Luke Fund
UFVA Carole Fielding Grant
Pacific Pioneer Fund

Produced in the Documentary Film M.F.A. Program
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford University