Reel Borders studies how borders are imagined through film

Irene Gutierrez

PhD researcher

Irene Gutierrez is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Ceuta and a PhD fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). She has previously worked as co-director of the MA in Documentary Film at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), Cuba, where she studied documentary film before obtaining her MA in Spanish Film Studies. Irene is part of the research groups ECHO (VUB) and TECMERIN (UC3M), working on themes of vernacular narratives on borders through participatory filmmaking. She has directed Border Diaries (2013), Hotel Nueva Isla (2014), Connected Walls (2015), Exile Diaries (2019) and Between Dog and Wolf (2020). Her films have been screened in film festivals such as Berlinale and Rotterdam IFF and art venues such as MoMA and Lincoln Center. 

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Funded by the European Research Council.
Starting Grant #948278

The Reel Borders logo is designed by Joris Bochman
The Reel Borders website was built by Irene Gutiérrez and Silvia Almenara-Niebla