El Dragón will showcase at the first ever El Paso Film Festival
- September 4, 2018
- Posted by: Kn2s Productions
- Category: Film Fest, News
The documentary film, El Dragón, is officially selected to screen at the inaugural El Paso Film Festival on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 under the “Shorts 4” program. El Dragón will be exhibited, along with other short films that tell stories from the border community of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, at El Paso’s downtown Museum of Art Theater. After the short film program, a Q&A will be conducted with the filmmakers, including Producer and Director, Krisstian de Lara, who is enthusiastic to share the story of El Dragón which highlights the endurance and perseverance of the human spirit of the Mexican lower working class.
The launch of the inaugural El Paso Film Festival is coordinated by filmmaker Carlos Corral with the support of the El Paso Filmmakers organization and the philanthropic help of the Paso Del Norte Foundation. The festival seeks to showcase work from aspiring filmmakers that have filmed projects in the border community and provide to an audience that enjoys independent work that aren’t available in mainstream theaters. The three-day festival, initiating Friday, September 14th, will present feature and short films from narrative to documentary and award grant prizes to the best films in every category.
Carlos Corral speaks exclusively in an online interview for Kn2s Productions about bringing border stories into the limelight with this festival and what makes El Paso unique from other border cities, “El Paso is one of the largest border cities in the United States and with that, has a growing art and film community. Filmmakers that come from the borderland have a different perspective when it comes to their storytelling and with that, excel in using their cultural influence [sic] to create their stories.” Corral encourages filmmakers to tell stories that reflect themselves, “Filmmakers should always tell the stories of the border that have shaped their personal lives, no matter where they grew up. By telling a personal story, the filmmaker will pour all of their passion into communicating a story that an audience can connect with and love.”
De Lara states, during an official interview for El Dragón, what he learned from the man he was documenting, “El Dragón can teach us a very valuable lesson. He has been throwing fire for around 13 years, and almost died doing it, but still continues because he sees light at the end of the tunnel. There’s hope. So, that’s one of the biggest lessons I take from him, and that I hope audiences will connect with.” To watch the full interview click here.
El Dragón is a six minute documentary featuring Jorge, a fire breather who makes a living working on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, produced by Kn2s Productions.
Watch the official trailer below or click here.