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Film & Video Art

“Prodigal Daughter"

Filmmaker Mabel Valdiviezo chronicles her journey as an undocumented artist making tough choices to survive in the U.S. When she returns to Peru, she confronts her past and unveils the secrets that tore her apart from her parents. Diagnosed with cancer, Mabel must find a way to open her heart, forgive her family and herself before it's too late.

Documentary in progress

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“Carlos Baron, Poeta Pan" follows Carlos Baron, Bay Area multicultural theatre evangelist, who takes us on a fascinating road trip to Chile to explore love and exile through the poetry of Pablo Neruda after the death of Pinochet.

Documentary short for PBS/KQED’s SPARK arts show, 14 minutes

“Soledad Is Gone Forever” is a drama that explores the long-term psychological impact of political persecution through the eyes of Soledad Gonzales, a young photographer who learns her father's remains have been found in a mass grave in Chile. 

Narrative short, 14 minutes

The eros, the body, and the androgynous self

Mabel Valdiviezo was one of the few women artists in

the punk Peruvian "subte" scene in the late 80s and early 90s.

The young artist captured in her first video works key concerns

that she developed in a trilogy about eroticism, the body, and the androgynous being.

These early works include:

"The Water's Muse", experimental film, 1993, 6 minutes

"Accessible Transparency", video art, 1992, 11 minutes

"Hidden Desire", experimental film,1989, 4 minutes 

Resurrected as a music video for Voz Propia, a cult Peruvian band.

Song: "Tres Veces" from the album"The Game is over", 2011

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