Disrupted Borders

IF/Then Short Documentary Program | 2019 (New Orleans Film Festival)

Wendy (16), maker and aspiring engineer, tinkers using parts from discarded electronics to innovate 3D printed prostheses for her best friend Shelly (15), who has double limb deficiencies. This Mexican-American tech disruptor reinvents cultural and gender norms in a turbulent backdrop of the border, currently healing from a horrific racially-motivated domestic terrorist attack.

Alejandra Aragón Alejandra Aragón

Alejandra Aragón (co-director) is from Ciudad Juárez, México and holds a degree in Visual Arts and Business from the UACJ. She was part of the Photography Production Seminar of... more»

Cathy Chen Cathy Chen

Cathy Chen (co-director) is the co-founder and director of Fab Lab, a digital design and fabrication learning hub. She advocates for socialization and democratization of technology through grassroots... more»

Ramón Villa- Hernández Ramón Villa- Hernández

Ramón (producer) has produced/directed short films for web-series; Only in El Paso, part of PBS Digital Studios and local PBS affiliate KCOS-13. His films explore topics such as... more»