Vida Zamora
MX/BR/(MD/DC/NY)


Documentarist and Writer delving into the intricate tapestry of intersectionality, dialect, and historicity through an unyielding lens firmly rooted in resistance and dissent.

Vida's ethos embodies stark materialism, dissecting and challenging discourses that dominate race, gender, and class in the Americas. Their process confronts entrenched roles and doctrines through direct address and action, democratizing mediums historically unavailable to marginalized voices.

Vida advocates for "Kuxlejal" life-affirming processes through Mutual Aid as a world-making practice, yet vocalizes through a disciplinary width span that borrows from decolonial and socialist theories.

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01 Ojos Que No Ven (Proof of Concept)

*WORK IN PROGRESS*
The retellings of four sisters become the canvas for a journey that meditates on different perspectives around a gone figure.

Vida is interested in patterns, structures, and constructions, finding instances where remembering becomes an act of discipline, worship, joy, and, ultimately, resistance.

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24’53’’

Digital, 
Video, Photography, 
8mm Film

NOV—2023





02 Incompetenece, A Generation 

“...getting involved with a diversity of support-based practices[,] I’ve come to realize that there is no point in “balancing” my work and personal life with extracurricular activities and hobbies...“

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Non-Fiction
Opinion
Column

OCT—2023




 
03 Power and “Queer” Inquiry pt.2 

“...For those who came before us and those who are yet to come, we who are still fighting say, “We are all transsexuals” and “There are no transsexuals” in the same sentence.”

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Non-Fiction
Essay

APR—2023





04 Power and “Queer” Inquiry pt.1

“...Learned languages seek to mitigate the reactive images of a well-stipulated difference, or otherness, with those of our conditioned experiences in specific physical and metaphysical spaces through struggle, adaptation, and compromise...”

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Non-Fiction
Essay

FEB—2023





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06 Historicity in The Third World:

   Reframing Gender Struggles in Neo-          Liberal México.

This essay analyses the historicity of domestic violence as the effect of multiple colonial and imperial instances in Mexico’s history.

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Non-Fiction
Academic Essay

May-2023






07 Negative Spaces

The piece speaks of culture-production practices. Further pointing to the eminent cultural sacrifices of permanency in the United States and the moral compromises ingrained in the narrative of "authorization."

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3’40’’
Digital

Nov—2022

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08 “DEATH” Student Short

Mexican “macho” dreams of an encounter with La Sagrada Muerte. His plotting to undermine her and her absolute actions is reversed when he encounters this omnipotent mythical symbol in an unexpected fluster.


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8’16’’

16mm Film

MAR—2022


Updated 11/27/2023 by Vida Zamora