Pearl Salas | USA | 2016 | 8 MIN | Experimental
Saturday 22 October 2016 | 2:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
A young woman recounts the story of the “Coco Man,” a ghostly and monstrous entity that haunts misbehaving children. When terror continues to grab her in adulthood, a medicine woman tells her she has “susto,” a fear in her life that she must confront. Gripping, haunting and deeply unsettling, the woman’s truth is much more terrifying than the fear of an imaginary boogeyman.
Pearl Salas was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Her work plays off this unique cultural mix of Mexican, Yaqui and Navajo ancestry to interrogate how the modern world relates to notions of past, present and future selves.