Saturday, September 30, 2023

“Until You Find Them,” the documentary about enforced disappearances in Mexico, was nominated for a Student Oscar

Not Defined

The problem of Disappearances in Mexico According to the National Registry of Missing or Missing Persons Data (RNPED), it has existed since the middle of the last century. Since 1964, more than 290,000 people have gone missing.

This situation is something Jean Chapiro Mexican filmmaker and journalist, is reflected in her documentation Until we find her where he tells the story Araceli Salcedo a woman who founded the collective Families of the disappeared Orizaba-Córdoba after the disappearance of his daughter Rubí.

Chapero After meeting Salcedo in 2022, he felt compelled to tell this story and shine the spotlight on this problem that seems to be getting worse – according to them According to RNPED, an average of 27 people disappear per day in Mexico-.

Through Until we find her The filmmaker wants to raise awareness and increase visibility not only for people who disappear, but also for them read Mothers and their families who do not receive support while searching for your loved ones.

The struggle of the missing Orizaba-Córdoba families

The collective started with Araceli after Rubí’s disappearance in 2012 Today it has more than 350 members formed in the 90% from mothers.

Till date, Missing Families Orizaba-Córdoba has found 15 people alive but also found it 71 bodies who were returned to their families and located 53 secret graves It’s only last year.

For Araceli, who has created something, it is crucial to be there for other mothers who have suffered the same things as her Healing dolls a self-improvement and healing mechanism designed to help them overcome the void left by the disappearance of loved ones.

Until We Find Them Documented
Araceli gives healing dolls to mothers searching for their missing people. Photo: Courtesy.

A story that wants to succeed in Hollywood

Jean Chapiro born in Mexico City, wants to take her story beyond Mexican borders, which is why she is now fighting for victory Student Oscar Prize in the category documentation.

The Mexican graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021 with a degree in Communication, Visual Studies and Cinematography and then completed a master’s degree in documentary journalism at Columbia University, where she is currently studying a master’s degree in film.

Through this university Chapero I managed to register Until we find her to compete for the prestigious student award. His film is one of this year’s 50 finalists and the awards ceremony will take place on October 24th in Beverly Hills.

Documentary Film “Until We Find Them”.
The Mexican director is competing for the student Oscar. Photo: Courtesy.
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