Reinterpreting Neruda: If You Forget Me – Nich Perez – Pablo Neruda – USA – Chile

An old man finds solace in the poetry of the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, as he contemplates on his life after the death of his wife.

Director Biography

Nich L. Perez is a documentary filmmaker, researcher, and educator currently based in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.

He treats every film grain or pixel as sacred, allowing moments as fragments of memories to transcend through the lens as a whole, meaningful and worthwhile.

In 2014 he participated in the Human Rights and Photography Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in partnership with the Magnum Foundation. Before doing his research fellowship in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, he was an Assistant Professor in Communications and Visual Arts at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana.
With 15 years of experience in the fields of education and filmmaking, Nich’s work, mostly in the realm of nonprofit media and documentary, have been selected in various film festivals, including (In)Justice For All, Great Lakes, Flicker’s Rhode Island, NXMW, and One Nation Film Festivals.

He continues to share this passion of educating hearts and forming minds with his students and collaborators, inside and outside the classroom, and in the projects that they create, one pixel at a time

Director Statement

“There are always beautiful stories to tell; it is part of our human condition and the nature of our reality. The challenge is how to capture them and turn them into images and sound in light of what is true and just. This can only happen if we allow our audiences to be transformed by what we make. That is the power of art – to inspire, to challenge, and give others a reason to continue to tell their stories.

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