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We, Mexicans

Montreal Premiere

We, Mexicans

Marco Castro

United States | 2019 | 2 min
Spanish |
Subtitles: English
This film is part of the program Mode vs. Folklore, entre traditions et transgressions : Carte blanche à Andreina Aveledo.

We, Mexicans explores the intricacies of Mexican identity in the United States through the lens of fashion. In this film, director Marco Castro engages in a personal conversation with model Afra Cruellar, to discuss the challenges Hispanic Americans face in the United States, including issues of cultural identity, discrimination, and assimilation. The film uses fashion as a connecting element to express the director’s perspective on the topic and how Mexican Americans are perceived in the United States. Ultimately, the film conveys a message of resilience, showcasing the strength and beauty of this vibrant community.
Overview of some festivals:
Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, Canada (2020)
Milano Fashion Film Festival. Official Selection, Italy (2019)
Los Angeles Cine Fashion Film Awards. Official Selection, United States (2019)
SHOWstudio x Harrods Fashion Film Awards, United Kingdom (2019)
Director Marco Castro, Marco Castro
Production Dimitri Poppis
Costumes Afra Cuéllar

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Saturday, march 23, 2024, 04:00 p.m. — 06:15 p.m.


Marco Castro

Marco Castro

Peruvian filmmaker and makeup artist Marco Castro, followed his passion for art and storytelling to New York, where he pursued a career in film and fashion. Known for exploring themes of diversity and immigration, his documentary and fashion short films have garnered acclaim at festivals worldwide, including Palm Springs Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Berlin Commercial, Milano Fashion Film Festival, and Malaga Film Festival. Beyond film, Marco has collaborated with renowned clients such as Cartier, Calvin Klein, and NARS Cosmetics, earning features in prestigious fashion magazines like i‑D, Document Journal, CR Fashion Book, and Vogue. With a discerning eye for beauty and storytelling, Marco Castro continually pushes boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on the film and beauty industries.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Comunidad (2021)
To be an American (2020)
Any Day Now (2016)

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