Sincretismo

 
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“When I was a little girl, I had dreams, like burning wires…”

-Dolores Ratzan Pablo

Sincretismo (2018) explores the mingling of Maya religions with Catholicism in Guatemala, utilizing poetic imagery found in Antigua and Lake Atitlán. The voices of healer and spiritual guide Dolores Ratzan Pablo, and former guerrilla fighter and entrepreneur Willy Barreno, intertwine to create an evocative landscape in which the viewer experiences the birth of Maya deity Maximon, as well as Dolores' own spiritual initiation.

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This film was made as a project of Peace Works Travel Digital Storytelling Programs.

 

From AIDS to Advice: LGBTQ+ Seniors Tell Their Stories

From AIDS to Advice: LGBTQ+ Seniors Tell Their Stories (2018) is a short documentary that utilizes interviews from 10 senior citizens from Los Angeles to paint a landscape of the LGBTQ+ community then and now. Listen to first-hand accounts of coming out, discrimination, pivotal actions and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, and how older generations hope to connect and pass on their history to younger generations. Sophie received her Girl Scout Gold Award for the film.

From AIDS to Advice: LGBTQ+ Seniors Tell Their Stories has been screened for various audiences, such as the LA LGBT Center and student groups. Contact Sophie to request a screening.

 

Playas de Tijuana

In Playas de Tijuana (2017), Sophie explores a landscape of loss, yearning, and comfort when she travels to the Mexico/US border and narrates her experience through slam poetry. The film utilizes images from a religious service at the border and the recent border wall prototypes.

This film was made as a project of Peace Works Travel Digital Storytelling Programs.