Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

She lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her approach to making films and videos resembles the careful approach of an ethnographer. She learns about the place, the site of the film, its cultural histories and local mythologies. She learns about the people who are both subject and actors. She invites them to participate through enacting their own life, or an aspect of their cultural history. They trace the contours of cultural memory, and frame political and social issues. Her work combines documentary record, indigenous historical memory, participatory inflections, chance discovery, and fictional explorations.