My Fellow Artist Pablo Cavides presented his latest work at the Scope Art Fair NYC 2018. Another milestone on his career. I came to see his exhibition and film a follow up story to our film On The Map.
Our film was presented at the 3rd annual Inwood Film Festival. I've become fascinated with documenting successful stories of immigrants. I can relate because I am also a first generation immigrant here in this country. Not only me, but my entire family. We know it's rough to adapt to a new culture.
8 years ago I didn't know how to speak English and i did a living sweeping floors. I had humble beginnings just like any other immigrant in this country. But I had the determination to break the stereotypes and achieve the American Dream. I wish there were more people succeeding in this country, but all i can do is to show them through my films that there is another level.
That's my responsibility as an artist and that's where my fascination with documentary films come from. I can show you the way through my films, but i won't do the hard work for you. That's up to you.