El Ojo Comienza En La Mano is a tribute to campesino histories in rural CA through the artwork of an artist largely absent from critical conversations on Chicanx art, Ruben A. Sanchez, as well as an unsentimental reckoning with the fate of many cultural workers that struggle between paying rent and/or creative endeavors.
USA, 2022, 16 min., English and Spanish with English and Bulgarian subtitles
Script: Lorena Alvarado
Director: Yehuhda Sharim
Cinematography: Yehuda Sharim
Music: Federico Llach
Production: Sharim Studio
Oscillating between fiction, improvisation, and real-life events, Yehuda Sharim’s work offers an intimate portrayal of those who refuse to surrender amidst daily devastation and culminating strife, offering a vision for equality and a renewed solidarity in a divisive world. Sharim’s films incorporate an ongoing exploration of new forms of storytelling, performative acts, dreams, and the lyrical potential of liberation with a clear aim: social and personal liberation.