The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park - 2016
In The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park, a band of American Natives, exiled from Canadian reserves, occupies a Vancouver park. Singing, drinking, and performing within the park’s limits, they enact daily rituals that complicate their histories of oppression and resistance.
– edited and produced by Isidore Bethel / directed by Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
– Best Documentary Nominee at the Arieles (Mexican Academy Awards), Grand Prize at Riviera Maya Film Festival (Mexico), Best Documentary at Málaga Film Festival (Spain), Grand Prize at Zanate Film Festival (Mexico), Special Jury Prize at Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (Chile), “Immaterial Heritage” Special Mention from France’s Ministry of Culture at Cinéma du Réel, Special Mention at DocsMX (Mexico City International Film Festival), Cartagena Film Festival (Colombia), Guadalajara Film Festival (Mexico), Valencia International Documentary Film Festival (Spain). DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Canada), Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Canada), Ânûû-rû âboro – Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples (New Caledonia), Dokufest (Kosovo), among others
– acquired by the Pompidou Center’s BPI (Paris public library)