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@borealcollective  Dispatches from our internationally-based photographers. Boreal Bash V in Coxcatlàn, San Luis Potosí, Mexico Dec. 8-14

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Meghan Dhaliwal (@meghandhaliwal) here sharing one last image. I'll be an instructor at the Bash this year, hope to see you there! ----- In this image, Marelyn Pulex, 6, sits on her cousin’s bed playing with a tablet toy as her cousin plays behind her in Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala. Marelyn and her mother Donelda were caught up in this summer’s family separation crisis on the US-Mexico border, with Donelda held in detention in Texas and Marelyn sent to a foster home in Michigan. I had the chance to spend an afternoon with the family after Donelda and Marelyn were reunited and deported to Guatemala in July, for @nytimes ——— Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco from December 8-14. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Meghan Dhaliwal (@meghandhaliwal) here still, sharing some my work via the Boreal insta this week. I'll be an instructor at the Boreal Bash this December..hope to see some of you there! ----- This is an image from the most recent assignment I shot for @nytimes, working in the Bolivian Amazon on a story about a group of chefs (some of the most celebrated chefs in South America, in fact) who took a trip in to the Amazon to learn about some of the ingredients they’re already sourcing from indigenous communities (like caiman, a cousin to the alligator, pictured here with the two Tacana hunters who brought the animals down) and to find ways to partner with the Amazonian indigenous communities to bring new ingredients to their restaurants. ----- Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco from December 8-14. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Meghan Dhaliwal (@meghandhaliwal) here again. I'll be sharing some of my work here on the Boreal insta this week, and I'll be an instructor at the Boreal Bash this Decemeber. Hope to see some of you there! ----- In this image, a group of young people from Central America walk through downtown Tijuana to a shelter hosting people from the migrant caravan that moved through Mexico in the spring of this year. With a new (and much larger) caravan of people from Central America currently moving through Mexico, I've been thinking a lot about the people from the spring caravan. According to Buzzfeed News, of the 401 people who crossed the MX-US border to apply for asylum in the US, 374 passed the first step of the asylum process (the credible fear interview) and were allowed in to the country. Yesterday, Donald Trump said that "next week" he would sign an executive order aimed at restricting asylum rules. For the thousands of people in this new caravan, Trumps renewed ire could mean drastic changes at the bridge between the US and Mexico, or it could mean little short of the fact that this caravan's timing happened to fall fatefully close to the midterm elections in the US. Vamos a ver... This image was shot on assignment for @nytimes ----- Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco from December 8-14. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Hi everyone, my name is Meghan Dhaliwal (@meghandhaliwal) and I'm a freelance photographer based in Mexico City. I'll be sharing a little bit of my work here on the Boreal instagram account this week, and I'll be one of the instructors at the Bash this year. Hope to see you there! Pictured here, a group of young men water their horses before continuing on in the "Cabalgata de Cristo Rey," a pilgrimage that takes place in early January each year in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. I shot this image in 2016 on my first assignment for @nytimes Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco from December 8-14. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Boreal Collective, Bronx Documentary Center and Centro Cultural Tenexcalco have joined forces for the 5th edition of the Boreal Bash. Register now! Link in bio. / Boreal Collective, Bronx Documentary Center y Centro Cultural Tenexcalco se han unido para la 5ª edición de Boreal Bash. Regístrate ahora. @bronxdocumentarycenter

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Boreal Collective, Bronx Documentary Center and Centro Cultural Tenexcalco have joined forces for the 5th edition of the Boreal Bash. Register now! Link in bio. / Boreal Collective, Bronx Documentary Center y Centro Cultural Tenexcalco se han unido para la 5ª edición de Boreal Bash. Regístrate ahora. @bronxdocumentarycenter

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Boreal Collective, Bronx Documentary Center and Centro Cultural Tenexcalco have joined forces for the 5th edition of the Boreal Bash. Only 50 days until the Bash, register now! Link in bio. / Boreal Collective, Bronx Documentary Center y Centro Cultural Tenexcalco se han unido para la 5ª edición de Boreal Bash. ¡Sólo falta 50 días hasta el Bash. Regístrate ahora. @bronxdocumentarycenter Members of Boreal Collective and Black Box edit work with 2016 Bash students in Oaxaca, Mexico

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I told CC I was proud of her today. I reminded her of her worth and strength, something that as a survivor of child sexual abuse you struggle to believe. Other survivors understand my experience and they give me the strength to move forward with this work when I don’t think I can anymore. The Silent Beauty project has taken me on a personal and professional journey that fosters my healing and encourages my growth as an artist. I hope to meet you and share more at Boreal Bash V. This is @jasminmara signing off. • • • Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Most days, I document or listen to the stories of other survivors. These are people who don’t know me but reach out to me after hearing about Silent Beauty, and my journey. I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to them, both for sharing their stories and helping me understand and accept my own. They’ve played a significant role in my personal growth and the growth of this project. Thanks to the @ragdale_foundation I’ll spend 18 days at an artist residency to create an installation that will accompany the film and share these voices. This is @jasminmara and I’m very excited to share more about my journey into filmmaking and finding support for #silentbeautyfilm at Boreal Bash V! • • • Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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My mother’s story has been an inspiration for Silent Beauty from the start. While going though my family’s super 8 footage for the first time, I caught glimpses of a connection and love I didn’t think existed. Despite our challenging relationship, she dropped everything to support me in the process of confronting my grandfather, her father. Over the past few years she’s dug deep to uncover her own buried memories and is facing the difficult truth that she was also sexually abused by him as a toddler. As I unearth our family’s story and continue on my path to healing, she’s also finding hers. Silent Beauty is a film about my family’s history with child sexual abuse and a culture of silence. It utilizes our family archive, present day footage, and recreated memories. It’s a project that I started two years ago and that has launched me into the world of filmmaking. This is @jasminmara and I look forward to sharing more about my experience with you at Boreal Bash V. #silentbeautyfilm ———La historia de mi madre ha sido una inspiración para Silent Beauty desde el principio. Mientras pasaba por primera vez el metraje de mi familia, pude ver una conexión y un amor que no creía que existiera. A pesar de nuestra relación siempre desafiante, dejó todo para apoyarme en el proceso de confrontar a mi abuelo, su padre. A través de entrevistas familiares y recuerdos que ellas enterró, ella enfrenta la difícil verdad de que también fue abusada sexualmente cuando era una niña pequeña. A medida que desentierro la historia de nuestra familia y continúo en mi camino, también está encontrando la suya. Silent Beauty es una película sobre la historia de mi familia con abuso sexual infantil y una cultura de silencio. Es un proyecto que comencé hace dos años y me ha lanzado al mundo del cine. Espero poder compartir más sobre mi experiencia con todos ustedes en Boreal Bash V • • • Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Two work sample clips from Silent Beauty. My story and project have evolved since first disclosing in 2014. As I moved forward, I learned much about myself, my family, and the importance of telling my own story, something I hadn’t considered as a journalist. I‘ve also learned about the process of filmmaking, including how to find support. I look forward to sharing my experience and these lessons with you all at Boreal V. @jasminmara ——Una muestra de trabajo de Silent Beauty. Mi historia y mi proyecto han evolucionado desde la primera divulgación en 2014. A medida que avanzaba, aprendí mucho sobre mí mismo, mi familia y la importancia de contar mi propia historia, algo que no había considerado como periodista. También he aprendido sobre el proceso de realización de películas, incluido cómo encontrar apoyo. Espero poder compartir mi experiencia y estas lecciones con todos ustedes en Boreal V. • • • Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #borealbash

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Hello, this is @jasminmara taking over! I’m in the middle of that old photo, and I’m also a journalist, audio producer, and filmmaker based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the next few days, I’ll share more about my film and installation project, Silent Beauty. This film tells the story of my family’s history with child sexual abuse and a culture of silence. I started the process of documenting in 2014 when I disclosed to my family. That photo up there was taken the year my grandfather started to sexually abuse me in our home. I was 9, and not the only one. The unaddressed trauma prevented me from seeing my beauty and worth for two decades. Much of this project utilizes my family’s 1950’s-1990’s archive: old photos, my grandfather’s autobiography, cassette tape recordings, vhs and super 8 films that he shot. During Boreal Bash V in December, I’ll share more about my experience with entering the film world and finding funding/support for my project as a first-time filmmaker. I owe huge amounts of gratitude to my family at the @neworleansfilmsociety and their Emerging Voices program. • • • Boreal is hosting it's fifth Bash this year in Mexico at @cctenexcalco. Link in bio. Boreal está teniendo su quinto Bash este año en México en @cctenexcalco. Link en bio. #BorealBash

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Patricia smells a marigold in the Panteón de Atzompa cemetery during the Day of the Dead festivities. Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. November 2016. — During the last Boreal Bash, Boreal members were also put through their paces, completing a collective assignment for the Globe and Mail on the importance and journey of the Cempazuchitl, a type of marigold widely used in Mexico during Day of the Dead festivities, when family and friends gather to honour loved ones who have passed away. We're hosting our 5th bash this year, once again in Mexico, but this time at the Centro Cultural Tenexcalco in San Luis Potosí from Dec.8-14. Join us! Link in bio — #borealcollective #borealbash #marigold #dayofthedead #mexico

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Gabina Lara and Alberto Lazarus share a kiss in the Panteón de Atzompa cemetery during the Day of the Dead festivities. Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. November 2016. — During the last Boreal Bash, Boreal members were also put through their paces, completing a collective assignment for the Globe and Mail on the importance and journey of the Cempazuchitl, a type of marigold widely used in Mexico during Day of the Dead festivities, when family and friends gather to honour loved ones who have passed away. We're hosting our 5th bash this year, once again in Mexico, but this time at the Centro Cultural Tenexcalco in San Luis Potosí from Dec.8-14. Join us! Link in bio — #borealcollective #borealbash #marigold #dayofthedead #mexico

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A homely 'Day of the Dead' shrine in memory of Miguel Angel Parada, who died five years ago in a car accident at the age of 22. The shrine was set up by his former coach. Nazareno, Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico. November 2016. — During the last Boreal Bash, Boreal members were also put through their paces, completing a collective assignment for the Globe and Mail on the importance and journey of the Cempazuchitl, a type of marigold widely used in Mexico during Day of the Dead festivities, when family and friends gather to honour loved ones who have passed away. We're hosting our 5th bash this year, once again in Mexico, but this time at the Centro Cultural Tenexcalco in San Luis Potosí from Dec.8-14. Join us! Link in bio— #borealcollective #borealbash #marigold #dayofthedead #mexico

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Marigolds are arranged at an alter in the Zocalo. Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. October 2016 — During the last Boreal Bash, Boreal members were also put through their paces, completing a collective assignment for the Globe and Mail on the importance and journey of the Cempazuchitl, a type of marigold widely used in Mexico during Day of the Dead festivities, when family and friends gather to honour loved ones who have passed away. We're hosting our 5th bash this year, once again in Mexico, but this time at the Centro Cultural Tenexcalco in San Luis Potosí from Dec.8-14. Join us! Link in bio — #borealcollective #borealbash #marigold #dayofthedead #mexico

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Marigold seller at the Central de Abastos market. Oaxaca, Mexico. November 2016. — During the last Boreal Bash, Boreal members were also put through their paces, completing a collective assignment for the Globe and Mail on the importance and journey of the Cempazuchitl, a type of marigold widely used in Mexico during Day of the Dead festivities, when family and friends gather to honour loved ones who have passed away. We're hosting our 5th bash this year, once again in Mexico, but this time at the Centro Cultural Tenexcalco in San Luis Potosí from Dec.8-14. Join us! Link in bio — #borealcollective #borealbash #marigold #dayofthedead #mexico

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