The Chunta screening Tonala 0

Genevieve Roudané is a queer filmmaker who has worked as director, editor, educator, cinematographer, and organizer on diverse productions across the Americas since 2007. She directed the documentary feature film The Chunta, the story of a queer gang of gender-bending dancers fighting to exist in southern Mexico. She is currently developing her second feature film, Dawn in the Paleocene (working title).

Roudané’s work focuses on the intersection of art and activism, and she sees mediamaking as part of a broader process of creative social change. She has participated in a range of grassroots media organizing projects in Mexico and Central America. She is a member of the Portland Film Fatales, Women in Film, the Mexican Documentary Filmmakers Network, and the Women Behind the Camera cooperative; co-founder of Proyecto Medusa and the Ocote Film Festival; and founding member of Cine Catrina productions. Past films in which she has participated include 2012 The Mayan Word, The Raid, and Women in the Zapatista Movement, among others.

the chunta photo by Elena Martinez 2