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ACTION Presents Rascuache Revival: Appropriating and Recycling to build New Narratives – A Free Workshop with Cristina Ibarra

Saturday February 16 and Sunday, February 17:  1 – 5 PM each day

This two-day workshop is FREE; participants must be able to attend BOTH sessions.  Space is limited with priority to women of color, LGBTQ populations, and low-income individuals ages 19-35. Call or email EPFC for more details.

This free workshop is part of ACTION! Cinema as Connection, a series curated and facilitated by Penelope Uribe-Abee presenting documentary films and workshops by female filmmakers of color. ACTION! is made possible with the support of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In this weekend workshop, Cristina Ibarra will show past work to illustrate how she applies the concept of rascuache to her video and film work. This workshop aims to revive key concepts from Tomás Ybarra-Frausto’s essay on the rascuache sensibility – the idea of making do with what you have. Ibarra’s work breaks down meanings in old tropes, genres, and pre-existing materials to portray a new perspective. Please bring a pre-existing image, piece of media, artwork or performance from popular culture, the mainstream media or elsewhere and be ready to deconstruct it. Participants will dig into the storytellers toolbox and look for ways to flip the script. The class will practice reframing the piece you bring by using tools such as parody, satire, and melodrama to create a new entry point into an old issue.
 
Space is limited with priority to women of color, LGBTQ populations, and low-income individuals ages 19-35. FREE!

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