Cruz, a film by Teresa Camou will be presented by ArtYard, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.  Photo Credit:  ArtYard website for “Cruz”

ArtYard Invites you a screening of ‘CRUZ’ and Q&A with the Filmmaker on February 4


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Sin tierra, no somos nadie. Without land, we are no one.

(FRENCHTOWN, NJ) – ArtYard invites you to a screening of  Cruz, a feature-length documentary by Teresa Camou Guerrero, at ArtYard’s McDonnell Theater in Frenchtown on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 and 7 PM.A conversation with Teresa Camou Guerrero, who risked her life to makeCruz, follows the film.


These screenings are the first time the filmmaker will present the film to a live audience in the United States.

Born and raised in México, Teresa Camou Guerrero is a puppeteer, filmmaker, and founder and director of El Teatro Indígena de la Sierra Tarahumara, a native Mexican puppet theatre company. She has a B.A. in visual arts and social science from Bennington College.


As a filmmaker, SUNU is her first feature film, and she has also produced and directed two short animation films: TEWE CHIVA NESERO (2007) and EL ENTIERRO (2008). Her latest work is the documentary film CRUZ (2021), selected at Morelia Film Festival 2021.


Tickets can be found at


Filmmaker Teresa Camou Guerrero.  Photo Credit: ArtYard website

About Cruz

Cruz tells the story of Cruz Sanchez, the proud patriarch of an indigenous Rarámuri clan, who flees from his home high in the Mexican Sierras after he was forced off his tribe’s ancestral land by drug cartels and the violence they bring with them (read the full synopsis here). 


Camou Guerrero “meticulously employs intimate interviews with Sanchez kin, striking cinematography, and stunning pen-and-ink animation to create an evocative portrait of a resilient family’s gradual triumph over the horrors of death and injustice.” (San Francisco International Film Festival)

The film is in Spanish and Rarámuri with English subtitles.


More chances to see Cruz:

We are excited to work with partners in New Brunswick — New Brunswick Tomorrow and coLAB Arts — and Lambertville — Fisherman’s Mark and Acme Screening Room — to bring Cruz to more communities and host bilingual Q&As with the filmmaker.

Exterior of ArtYard in Frenchtown, NJ

You can also join us to experience Cruz and meet the filmmaker:


Thursday, Feb. 2at 6 PM at coLAB Arts, 9 Bayard St., New Brunswick |Register here


Sunday, Feb. 5at 3:30 PM at Acme Screening Room, Lambertville |Reserve a seat


Screenings in New Brunswick and Lambertville will be shown with Spanish and English subtitles.

ArtYard is located at 13 Front Street in Frenchtown, NJ. We are an alternative contemporary arts center comprised of an exhibition space, theater, and residency program, dedicated to presenting transformative artwork, fostering unexpected collaborations, and incubating original new work.

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