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On Translation: Fear / Miedo

Antoni Muntadas


On Translation: Fear/Miedo is a televised intervention by Antoni Muntadas, which is based on the production of a video work that weaves together interviews with people who experience the tensions of the border zone on a daily basis, archival televised footage that refer to the idea of fear on the border between Mexico and the United States, and other documentary and journalistic material. The video aims to reveal how fear is a translated emotion; revealing itself in differing ways on both sides of the border as a cultural/sociological construction based on politics and economics. On Translation: Fear/Miedo was created to be broadcasted between August and November 2005 in four distinct locations that connect the centers of power/decision making with the places where these policies are evident everyday: Tijuana, San Diego, Mexico City, and Washington, DC.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: On Translation: Fear / Miedo
  • Direction: Antoni Muntadas
  • Production: Fundación Televisa. 2005.
  • Duration: 00:36:00
  • Languages: English - Spanish
  • Subtitles: English - Spanish
  • Original format: Betacam Digital
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright