Rodrigo Dorfman


Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1967, Rodrigo Dorfman is constantly whirling between the identities that bind all the different places, people, languages and cultures he has inhabited since he left Chile in 1973. Rodrigo sets his gaze from within that wondrous space between exile, migration, hybridity and mysticism. Rodrigo Dorfman is also an award winning filmmaker and multimedia producer, ethnographer, and multimedia journalist who currently resides in Durham, North Carolina. Rodrigo Dorfman has worked with the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Center, the Levine Museum of the New South, POV, HBO, Salma Hayek’s Ventanazul and the BBC among others. His films have been screened at some of the top international film festivals in the world (Toronto, Full Frame, Edinburgh, Telluride, Human Rights Watch).

With his father he has won best screenplay award from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain for “Prisoners in Time” (1997).  In 2011 Rodrigo Dorfman won the Jury Award for Best Short at the Full Frame Film Festival. His documentary “Occupy the Imagination” recently premiered in SANFIC 9 in Santiago, Chile where it received a Special Jury Mention. His latest documentary , “Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me” was recently screened on stations across the USA. His latest work can be seen at the Levine Museum of the New South, NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South, a national touring museum exhibit based on his documentary work. He is currently the editor and cinematographer of the documentary “Always in Season” about the impact of lynching on four different communities and developing the Alien Documentary: This Taco Truck Kills Fascists. In the Fall of 2016 he will screening his latest short “In My South” in Festivals around the USA and beyond.