Lourdes Portillo

1996 | AIDS/HIV / Arts & Literature / Black/African American / Death/Dying / Health/Medicine | 2m | USA  | Directors: Lourdes Portillo

Lourdes Portillo (born 1944) is a Mexican American screenwriter and filmmaker. While the majority of her work is in the documentary film genre, she has also created video installations and written for the stage. Her films have been much studied and analyzed, particularly by scholars in the field of Chicano studies.

She is a member of the production team of Xochitl Productions, which seeks to “inform the general population through varied endeavors that challenge dominant narratives.”