Do Digital Curanderas Use Eggs For Their Limpias?
7:00 PM, Secret Movie Club, November 3rd
USA | 2023 | 14′ | English, Spanish – sub English Spanish
In a near future barrio, a struggling Latinx healer considers abandoning the physical world for promises of a digital utopia
Director • Dirección
Screenplay • Guion
Cinematography • Fotografía
Edition • Edicón
Producer • Productor
Roberto Fatal, Jenny Koreny. Executive Producers: Erica Tremblay, Aurora Guerrero, Ali Meyers Ohki, Peshawn Bread
Cast • Elenco
River Gallo, Angel Zeas, J. Amazuca Porras, Rob Habel
Roberto Fatal [they/them/ellos] is a Meztize Chicana filmmaker and storyteller. They come from Rarámuri, Tewa Pueblo, Ute, and Spanish ancestry. Their Queer, gender fluid, Mestize/Mixed identity informs the sci-fi, films they make. Their work centers on humans who sit at the intersections of time, space and culture. From this unique vantage point, these characters can bridge divides, see all sides, find new paths forward and recall multiple histories long forgotten. The mixed people of Fatal’s stories can connect us deeply to an undercurrent of humanity that we often overlook in a world that is increasingly divided.
Survival, intersectional identity, perseverance, love, empathy, community, connection and creation are at the heart of their characters and films. Fatal is a Sundance Film Institute Native Film Lab Fellow Alum and an Imagine Native Director's Lab feature film fellow alum. Their debut feature script, ELECTRIC HOMIES, was selected by GLAAD x The Black List as one of the best unproduced screenplays of 2022. Their latest short sci-fi drama, Do Digital Curanderas Use Eggs In Their Limpias, made it's world premiere at the British Film Institute's Flare festival in 2023.