PAOLO ZUÑIGA


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b. 1981 in San Diego, CA.

Paolo Zuñiga is a filmmaker and sound composer from San Diego, California who holds a BA in anthropology from San Diego State University and MFA in visual arts from UC San Diego.

His film practice navigates between fiction and non-fiction cinema; concerning itself with the narrativizing of individual experiences as a means of investigating the fluidity of identity, migrant experiences, memory, and the sensibilities that exist between truth and de-centered realities.

Paolo Zuñiga is a filmmaker whose work combines ethnographic fieldwork with visual aesthetics to construct film narratives that are less concerned with truth and more so with what ultimately emerges at the intersection of documentary and fiction.

Received a BA in anthropology from San Diego State University and an MFA in visual arts from UC San Diego.

His films have screened at UCLA New Wight Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Echo Park Film Center, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Working Title Film Festival, San Diego Underground Film Festival, Cine Tonalá Tijuana, Cine + Mas: SF Latino Film Festival, and Portland Underground Film Festival, among others.








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