Welcome - Free Event
ARIVACA INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER'S EXPO
Universal Ranch Road
As an alternate to mainstream films
Arivaca; despite its remote location near the Mexican border south of Tucson, is at the epicenter of trends shaping America. Immigration, drug smuggling, human rights, government survelliance & militiarization, vanishing rural life, water rights, Native peoples, wilderness and endangered species are just of the few issues we're dealing with.
At the same, the people of this area represent many different walks of life, have a common bond of individualization and self-determination. Arivaca is rich with artists, natural builders, organic farmers, solar-power/alternative energy, multi-generational ranchers, mineral prospectors and constitutional rights activists; or simply people that want to live in a natural environment and be free of government/political interference in their lives.
The Arivaca Independent Filmmaker's Exposition seeks to show films that embody the independent spirit of rural life at the border, by showcasing works applicable to this area and the lives of people trying to preserve an authenic way of life.
Also, this media exposition showcases cutting-edge experimental films that demonstrate the creative works of filmmakers, working independently and under the radar and thus are free to develop unique works without cultural scrutiny or expectation, resulting in new 'forms' of artistic film.
ATTENTION FILMMAKERS: For details about this event in regards to submitting a film, and/or for accommodations, dining, sightseeing, artist's co-op and other attractions, visit our community web-portal at http://www.arivaca.net/
Looking forward to see you on March 29th!
Filmmaker & Arivaca Film Expo Organizer