Films and photography by Marcos Arriaga

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  • My Gentrification

    My Gentrification A documentary film consisting of two independent sections that explore my experiences and observations about housing, urban living and the rapidly changing landscape of Toronto. These ideas are presented using personal film footage on …

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  • Jatun Llaxta, Noh Kaah…

    Jatun Llaxta, Noh Kaah… A short experimental film that explores ancients native cities in America. Images of Machu Pichu, Sacsayhuaman, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and Mesa Verde had been blow up from Super 8 to 16 …

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  • Lonely Man

    Lonely Man The monotonous life of a lonely immigrant begins to reveal a dark past that he tries to erase.  

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  • Looking for Carmen

    Looking For Carmen explores a violent episode in recent Peruvian history: the civil war instigated by the Peruvian communist guerilla group, The Shining Path, between 1980 and 2000. Abimael Guzman, a philosophy professor considered the …

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  • Assembly

    Assembly A short film that illustrates the struggle of the working class in Peru, in relation to the global workers movement. The grainy images, canted shots, still images and Russian montages offer a captivating five …

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  • Tale of Winter

    Tale of Winter focuses on the societal indifference towards homeless people. One the of the biggest challenges of ours times is the lack of empathy towards the underprivileged, the poor, the deranged: the people who …

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  • Films

    Arriaga has directed, shot and edited over a dozen films. In looking at the progression of his films, we are able to see the evolution of the filmmaker, as both an artist and a human being who lives actively in his world.

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