Documentary Film and Research, “Mata Ortiz: The Untold Stories”

Mata Ortiz train station, 2012. This is the site for the concurso, the pottery competition. Pot is by Javier Martinez. Note the first place ribbon.

Mata Ortiz train station, 2012. This is the site for the concurso, the pottery competition. Pot is by Javier Martinez. Note the first place ribbon.

 

This documentary presents a more complete history of the Mata Ortiz pottery tradition.

In this documentary several new voices articulate a more accurate picture of the early years.

The story from Spencer MacCallum about Mata Ortiz focuses on only one person; it has become clear that many people created the contemporary pottery movement.

The Mata Ortiz pottery tradition emerged as a group effort, not from a single man’s inspiration. This film shows that many people were included. The traditional out-of-date narrative excluded many.

Now, what was left out of the story is part of the story.

You can see the film on Vimeo.com. The Vimeo link is: https://vimeo.com/131245102

Vimeo is more or less an upscale YouTube. It’s free. It’s for filmmakers.

 

 

 

 

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