Francisco Salazar a lecturer and researcher at the
University of Western Sydney in Australia, and a consultant for
UNESCO on communication technology capacities in indigenous communities.
Salazar is a member of Our Media, a global network of community
media collectives and academics. He has directed a wide range
of works, including documetaries and music videos. In 1999, he
participated in the collaborative mixed media installation Monumental
Anatomy about the Atacama desert, which was exhibited at the
National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile. He received his
PhD in communication and media studies from the University of
Western Sydney, with the dissertation "Imperfect Media: The
Poetics of Indigenous Media" and his video De la Tierra
a la Pantalla was the audiovisual companion to his research.
Salazar received a BA in anthropology and an MA in visual arts
management from the University of Chile. He received an MA in
communication and cultural studies from the University of Western
Sydney. Salazar was born in Chile and has lived in Sydney, Australia
"Making videos is a poetic and political instance of intercultural
dialogue, where people are challenged to learn different experiences
and knowledges, and then communicate them by building a special
visual and sonic space where this dialogue may happen."
Screened by NMAI
Juan Francisco Salazar - courtesy of the filmmaker; Juan Francisco
Salazar - courtesy of the filmmaker