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Image shown at the Fulbright Alumni Exhibit, Washington, DC, 2014. Protests after the presidential election of Enrique Peña-Nieto in 2012.

Jennifer Boles is an Editorial Assisant for the journal Diplomatic History at Indiana University-Bloomington where she recently defended her dissertation in Latin American history. Her primary interests are modern Mexican history, Latino history, cultural politics, oral history, film studies, and video production. She combines academic research with documentary film production to make deeper connections to historical subjects and make their stories more accessible to broader audiences. This is also a way to take a more creative approach to historical research and knowledge production given the vagaries of the discipline itself.  Her current project, which has a written and documentary film component, focuses on youth counterculture, gender, leftist politics and subjectivity in Mexico City in the late-1960s and early 1970s through the lens of a democratizing super-8 film movement. She spent two years in Mexico City conducting archival research in personal archives and interviews for this project with the support of Fulbright García-Robles, the Social Science Research Council, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. Contact: jlboles@indiana.edu.

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PRESS COVERAGE

“Sergio García: Educación como práctica de libertad” by Jorge González, Homocinéfilus, February 3, 2014

Sergio García Michel dedicó buena parte de su vida a enseñarnos a leer las imágenes. La enseñanza es una labor difícil, aunque quizás no tanto como la realización cinematográfica, y en estas dos actividades su trayectoria resulta indispensable para comprender el desarrollo del la producción cinematográfica en nuestro país.

El martes 4 de febrero se llevará a cabo la mesa redonda ‘Dialogando sobre Sergio García Michel’, con Jessy Bulbo, Nina Galindo, Gabriel Retes, Armando Vega-Gil, Enrique García Meza y Jennifer Boles como invitados. Con este evento concluye un ciclo de proyecciones de sus películas en distintas salas de la Ciudad de México. Read more.

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Interview with Jennifer Boles by Roberto Ponce, Proceso, 2010

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Selected Project Photos

Sergio García, Homenaje 2010, Mexico City, Photo by Kenny Viese

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Interview with actress Julieta Grajales, 2011, Mexico City, Photo by Kenny Viese

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Musician Rafael Catana, Foro Alicia, Mexico City, 2012, Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Interview with ex-Super-8 filmmaker, Rafael Rebellar in his home in Tlaxcala, Mexico, 2012, photo by Jennifer Boles

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Musician Armando Palomas and dear friend of Sergio García, Pasaguero, Mexico City, 2010. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Homenaje for Rodrigo González at Metro Balderas with dedication of statue to Sergio García, 2011. Photo by Kenny Viese.

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Interview with Sergio García by Jennifer Boles in his home in Tepepan, 2010. Photo by Carlos Aguilera.

 

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Mexico City, 2012. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Sergio García filming one of his last films, Ummm y Wakala, in his home, 2010. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Youth protests in Mexico City after the election of President Enrique Peña Nieto, 2012. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Protests against President Enrique Peña Nieto, 2012. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Sergio García walking to his home in Tepepan, 2012. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Journalist Javier Chelico reminiscing about his friend Sergio García to musician Armando Palomas at the El Chopo Market, Mexico City, 2010. Photo by Jennifer Boles.

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Alexia (10 of 1) Talking to the vendors at the Tianguis el Chopo about Sergio García, 2012. Photo by Jennifer Boles

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Interview with Sergio’s taxi driver as he drove me through Tlalpan, where Sergio grew up, with Sergio’s sister, Myrna. Photo by Jennifer Boles.

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Jesse Bulbo, dear friend and frequent subject of Sergio films, Mexico City, 2010.

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Tocada and interview with Charlie Montana, Reyes de la Paz, 2010. See short video below shortlisted at the Cinema out of Your Backpack DSLR film festival.

 

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Bicentennial celebration, Mexico City, September 2010. Photo by Jennifer Boles

 

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Sergio García making his last film, El principio del fin, in Chiapas, Mexico, 2010. Photo by Jennifer Boles

 

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