Rosalina Libertad Cerritos was born in Mexico City - her cultural inheritance is from El Salvador, Central America - she grew up in the Canadian West Coast. She attended the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia University, in Montreal where she graduated with a Film Production Degree with a focus on Experimental Cinema. She also has a Digital Visual Effects Diploma from Capilano University in North Vancouver. She recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. In her artistic research and studio practice she explores themes that navigate personal and collective experiences and histories and how these unfold through identity, culture, language, place, memory and intergenerational experiences of trauma, nostalgia, celebration and hope. Her practice is multidimensional and multi-sensorial. In her work she is exploring and imagining new narratives and new futures through a process and exercise of reconstruction, reconciliation, and reconnection to her memories and history. She works and lives in the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish people, that includes the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

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