What happens to the Mexican traditions, identity and the ideologies of one family after three generations of assimilation into American culture? By bringing old photographs to life, the filmmaker attempts to find why things have changed, how traditions were lost and asks what makes him who he is today. As part of the PBS Online Film Festival, filmmaker Evan Apodaca. presents Qué Lejos Estoy (How Far I Am), a short documentary exploring Mexican-American identity.
Evan Apodaca is a filmmaker and media arts educator based in San Diego. He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2009, was the recipient of SAIC’s full tuition Chairman Merit scholarship in 2007 and was resident artist for the International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Taos, New Mexico, in 2013. In 2014, he was the co-director of “Truth,” a film screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. In 2015, Evan was the writer, director, editor, animator and cinematographer for films, “Que Lejos Estoy: Picturing Assimilation” as well as “The Making of Low & Slow,” both of which were screened and exhibited in San Diego.