Making Feminist Documentaries Across Continents

Award-winning Venezuelan filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo theorizes her experience collaborating with Venezuelan editor, Cristina Carrasco, on making The Weeping Season, a feature documentary about Hidalgo’s father’s 1983 disappearance in the Amazon. Both women live outside of their embattled homeland and although they have never met in person, they use Zoom, Google Drive, and WhatsApp to develop a working relationship and a friendship through which they help each other understand the tragedy unfolding in their country of origin. Featuring interviews with Carrasco and film scenes, Hidalgo argues that their process of making the film embodies the story’s exploration of immigration and loss.