Pamela Chavez Translates Her Own Immigration Story into a Magical AnimationRead More
This Latina Director Is Shedding Light On Children’s Immigration Experiences Through Animation
Pamela Maria Chavez’s “Caracol Cruzando” Shines
“Caracol Cruzando” Animation Short, Touches Harsh Immigration Realities
You Should Stream: This Animated Short About a Young Girl Crossing the Border With Her Pet Turtle
‘Caracol Cruzando’ Brings Child Migrant’s POV to PBS Online Fest
New Animated Digital Short 'Caracol Cruzando' Debuts in PBS Online Film Festival
“Caracol Cruzando” Touches on the Harsh Realities of Immigration Through the Eyes of a Child
Caracol Cruzando, directed by a queer woman of color, uses animation to tell a story with roots in the filmmaker's life.
"The whale is neither an enemy nor a friend, rather a symbol of an ancient, natural force much like migration."
Chavez spoke with Shondaland.com about sharing her childhood memories with the world, how to inspire empathy, and why making art is vital. (Light spoilers ahead.)
Premiere of the film, LIVE!
Myte interviewed two more queer and latinx artists! First up is Chucha, an Oakland based artist who talks to Myte about struggling to find yourself in the media and how digital media has helped. Chucha can be found on Instagram @La_Chucha and on lachucha.tumblr.com Second is Pamela Chavez, a queer, Costa Rican illustrator who is working on her first animated short! They talk extensively about her project, her love for "Viernes Girl" by Aurora Guerrero, and more. Pamela's work can be found on PamelaChavez.com Both artists were commissioned by GLAAD to create graphics for their Inclusive Screens or Pantalla Inclusiva campaign. We will post them on our social media accounts (Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter: @CYCpodcast) Like us on Facebook.com/cycpod Support us and listen to extra content on Patreon.com/cycpodcast #PantallaInclusiva #InclusiveScreens #qpoc #art