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Current Graduate Students

Lázaro González

Research

Documentary, queer media, Latin American and Caribbean cinema, diaspora, archive, post-memory, and Cuban studies.

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Lázaro González González is P.h.D candidate in Film & Media and an award-winning filmmaker. His areas of interest include queer cinema, non-fiction storytelling, and Latin American film and media production. His movies Masks (2014) and  Villa Rosa (2016) has been screened in several film festivals around and distinguished with grants such as  Sparring Partners Fund, the Norwegian Fund for Cuban Cinema, and AMI’s Closing Distances Award. Villa Rosa also won the Best Documentary Award in Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, and the Audience Award at Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other awards. He also holds a Master of Arts in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages from the University of Connecticut; and has been an alumnus of the International School of Cinema, in Cuba, and the Sundance Documentary Lab. His current film project, entitled Sexile, seeks to build an archive of Cuban queer memory in the diaspora.

Personal website: www.lazarogonzalezfilms.com