Minda Martin

Visual Arts, VPA

Minda Martin is an experimental documentary and narrative filmmaker. Her films, including The Long Distance Operator (2012), Free Land (2009), a.k.a. Kathe (2000) and Monsoon St., ’77 (2006), have won several awards and screened at international and competitive venues that include Locarno International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival,  Vienna International Film Festival, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Jeonju International Film Festival, Punto de Vista, New York Video Festival, MOSTRA and others.  She has been a featured artist at prestigious venues such as New York Museum of Modern Art, RedCat, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Flaherty Seminar.  Her most recent feature film is a personal historical documentary that examines what it means to be constantly looking for opportunity in America. In Free Land (2009), she uses family history of homelessness and displacement to reveal how the search for free land has geographically and psychically uprooted people, created social inequalities, and left legacies of emptiness.   She received her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts in film/video production.  Her films are available for purchase or rental through international distributor VTAPE.

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Minda Martin