Pescador Arte Films features the films of Gabrielle Pescador and Juan Javier Pescador. Their documentaries, which have been screened internationally, focus on gender, sexual and ethnic identity. Just Because I Am, a documentary on homophobia and youth, won Best LGBT Documentary at the Ferndale Film Festival in 2011 and was an official selection at Newfilmmakers Film Festival in 2012. TransBeing, journeying the lives of 3 transgenders from a Canadian border town will be premiered in August 2013. Antonia: A Chicana Story (by Juan Javier Pescador and Luz Maria Gordillo) is a coming of age narrative of feminist and Chicana activist Antonia Castañeda, in which she shares her experiences and memories of patriarchy, subordination, sexuality, survival and self-discovery.
Gabrielle Pescador is an artist and filmmaker originally from Canada. In her work she explores gender dissonances, sexual identities, human exploitation and social injustice. Gabrielle’s artwork has been exhibited in national museums and galleries.
Born in Mexico, Juan Javier Pescador’s photography and film ventures have gravitated toward visualizing Mexicano/Chicano experiences in the Great Lakes, the barrios’ vibrant life and the mystical dimensions of Mexican ancestral culture. Pescador’s interests also include Latino Borderland experiences as well as issues of sexual and cultural identity.