A haunting personal response to the events of September 11, 2001, with evocative imagery from both past and present, Cornejo weaves together her own fading childhood memories, her parents vivid recollections of the September 11, 1973 coup in Chile that brought the notorious dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, and post-9/11 conversations with her ownyoung daughter.
Cecilia Cornejo was born and raised in Chile and came to the U.S.A. in 1994. She became interested in videomaking while attending The University of Iowa where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She recently finished her M.F.A. infilm and video at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Each Kid on HIp, Camera in Hand program filmmaker was asked to respond to a series of questions about their background, body of work, motherhood, views on media education and how they balance their various roles and duties. The interview for Cecilia Cornejo is available here unedited.