Project Description

Milton Guillén

Portrait of Milton Guillen

FSC-LEF Fellow 2023-24

Milton Guillén is a Nicaraguan filmmaker, editor, and the senior programmer for the Camden International Film Festival/Points North Institute in Maine, USA. His work explores the cinematic intersections of radical collaborative non-fictions and political dreamscapes. Milton’s films have screened globally at CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, True/False, DMZ, Camden, and more. Milton has received support from the Tribeca Film Institute and ITVS. He also was named fellow at the Points North Institute, the Flaherty, BAVC, Kartemquin, IDA, and other international artists’ residencies and grants. He is currently a post-MFA fellow at the University of Vermont and an FSC-LEF Harvard fellow.

FSC Works

Still from My Skin and I

My Skin and I (working title)

Milton Guillén and Fiona Guy Hall

Via images of the Nicaraguan authoritarian regime, the filmmakers address questions of aesthetics, power, and discipline. The film builds lyrical realms in collaboration with artists in exile, visualizing ongoing tragedy in a multi-linear timeline that traces what led to the national protests of 2018. At the core, the film explores Guillén’s personal relationship to political power and exile via fictional embodiments of his family, as well as archival material, and a collage of experiences interwoven into a long poem.