NMU Hosts Award-Winning Argentinian Filmmaker

Argentinian filmmaker Lucila Podestá will discuss documentary topics and her award-winning short film, which she shot with a phone after an accident during COVID-19, as a guest speaker for Northern Michigan University's Department of Languages, Literatures and International Studies. Her presentation begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in 109 Harden Hall. The public is invited.

Podestá's documentary, The Birth of a Hand, was awarded Best Short Film at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. She is finishing Malón, an “artisanal dystopia,” and two new projects—Radiant Rose and Not a Caress, a Coup—are still in progress.

Podestá is an instructor of documentary realization at The National School of Cinematographic Experimentation and Filmmaking in Buenos Aires and San Juan. She also leads a community script workshop funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in image and sound design. 

For more information, contact Professor Lupe Arenillas at marenill@nmu.edu.

Prepared By

Julia Seitz
Student Writer