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UW-Madison’s Teixeira receives two major awards for documentary, ‘On Exile’

October 30, 2019

UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira recently received two major awards for his experimental documentary film, “On Exile.”

Teixeira is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department.

Jose Carlos Teixeira
UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira received two major
awards for his experimental documentary film, “On Exile.”
Teixeira's work was recognized at The Artists Forum
Festival of the Moving Image in New York on Oct. 19.
(Photo: Visual Existence, Todd Ford)  
“On Exile” received both the Jurors Award and Best Documentary Short recognition at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image in New York on Oct. 19.

At the intersection of art, cinema, anthropology, and politics, “On Exile” reflects on the refugee experience, expanding on issues of migration, displacement, and otherness. As a quiet meditation, it develops intimate psychological portraits of Arab Muslims from Syria and Somalia, resettled in North America.

Both the original feature and this short version have been presented, and awarded, in multiple venues and festivals around the world since 2017. 

Born and raised in Portugal, Teixeira is a visual artist, filmmaker, and educator whose work has been exhibited internationally in prestigious art museums and galleries, as well as screened at various film events.

View a video trailer for “On Exile” via this Vimeo link. 

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