LIVING THE URBAN

Last Stop For Lost Property

Vicente CuetoUnited States - 12.49 min
Dalle 8:00 dell'11 novembre alla mezzanotte del 14 novembre

What happens when you lose something on the subway in New York? Chances are you’ll run into the wise, gentle, and unofficial ambassador of the Transit Authority, Sonny Drayton. Through his humour and intimate personal knowledge of the subway, Sonny invites us to consider what it means to lose and be lost underground, often the last stop for those who’ve fallen through the social safety net and have nowhere else to go. “Last Stop for Lost Property” questions how we value the artifacts of our lives: big and small, cherished and dismissed, tangible and existential.

Vicente Cueto uses filmmaking, installation, and interactive teaching to explore the intersection between art, memory, and politics. In 2016, he relocated to New York City to complete his Masters degree at NYU in Art, Education, and Community Practice. He has worked with the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team documenting Human Rights Violations in Peru, and with the Urban Democracy Lab making short documentaries about housing activists and housing rights. His film “Drawing from Memory'' premiered at the 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival. He was a fellow in the 2018-2019 Collaborative Studio at Union Docs in Brooklyn, and at the 2021 Buenos Aires Talents in Argentina.