No se ve desde acá (working title)
Short | Nonfiction | U.S.A

Amid intense political division in the United States and sentiments of fear under new socialist tendencies in Colombia, questions arise for immigrants about cultural identity, individualism and economic opportunity in an endless pursuit of the American Dream.

With radical shifts in Latin American modes of government and increased tensions at the U.S. Southern border, the Latine immigrant population is at a pivotal moment in history. Facing what could become the worst border crisis in the country’s history, 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 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 next in line for a mass mobilization.

*2023 Carole Fielding Student Grant Awardee

Directed, Photographed & Edited by
Enrique Pedráza-Botero 

Faye Tsakas
Enrique Pedráza-Botero

Production Assistant
Sruti Visweswaran

Technical Support
Christopher Nguyen
Joel Rakowski

Sound Mix
Dan Olmsted

Color Grading
Robert Arnold  

Faculty Advisor
Rodrigo Reyes
Natalia Almada
Srdan Keca

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