Filmmaker Interview

Lourdes Portillo (2010)

Always in pursuit of affirming the image and stories of Hispanic culture, crisis and identity, Lourdes Portillo has made metaphorical and poetic documentaries such as Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena, and SeƱorita Extraviada (all featured on POV). In this 2010 interview, Portillo sits down with POV Series Producer Yance Ford to discuss the filmmaking and storytelling process as well as common subjects in Portillo's work such as the stories of women, the equitable affirmation of Hispanic culture and the influence of documentary films.

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