Aviva Armour-Ostroff & Arturo Perez Torres
Arturo Pérez Torres was born and raised in Mexico City, studied film at San Francisco State University and completed a Master’s degree in sociology at the University of Amsterdam. After working for five years in advertising as Art Director in Amsterdam and Austin, Arturo moved to Toronto where he directed his first documentary film in 2003.
In 2009, two years after becoming a Canadian citizen, Arturo was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, making him the only Canadian to win the prestigious award that year. In 2010 he received an Honourable Mention by the Freedom to Create Organization, in 2011 he was inducted into the Mexican Hall of Creators and in 2015 he was awarded the Chalmers Fellowship. Arturo has directed five feature documentary films and two narrative features. His films have received 20 awards from national and international major festivals and have screened at the MoMA in New York City, on the National Geographic Channel, CBC and the Sundance Channel.