Ruth Somalo
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Ruth is a Spanish filmmaker, curator, and researcher based in New York and has been working in non-fiction for the past 16 years as the founder and director of Horns and Tails Productions. Her feature and short films have been shown in theaters, festivals and museums internationally, including the Madrid’s Cineteca, Zumzeig, Verdi Cinemas and Contemporary Art Center Matadero de Madrid, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Cinema du Réel (Paris), ADFF (NY), L'Alternativa (Barcelona), Documentamadrid, MOMA PS1 (Expo1) and at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. Ruth’s latest films are constructed around taboos of the female body, gender-specific illnesses and patriarchal structures in the medical establishment, narrative medicine and the economy of death, human remains, and experiences of loss. She often collaborates with other artists and filmmakers as a creative producer, cinematographer, and editor; notably, she is a Seventh Annual Television Academy Honoree as a producer for the Web series Screw You Cancer directed by Cathryne Czubek. She is currently a Programmer at DOC NYC and The Architecture and Design Film Festival. As an independent curator, she is interested in the Poetics of Fragility and has curated programs for Union Docs and Anthology Film Archives, amongst other institutions. She is also writing her Ph.D. dissertation and often works as a guest lecturer and mentor of nonfiction projects.

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    Ruth is a Spanish filmmaker, curator and researcher based in New York and has been working in non-fiction for the past 16 years as the founder and director of Horns and Tails Productions. Her feature and short films have been shown in theaters, festivals and museums internationally, including the Madrid’s Cineteca, Zumzeig, Verdi Cinemas and Contemporary Art Center Matadero de Madrid, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Cinema du Réel (Paris), ADFF (NY), L'Alternativa (Barcelona), Documentamadrid, MOMA PS1 (Expo1) and at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. Ruth’s latest films are constructed around taboos of the female body, gender specific illnesses and patriarchal structures in the medical establishment, narrative medicine and the economy of death, human remains and experiences of loss. She often collaborates with other artists and filmmakers as a creative producer, cinematographer and editor; notably she is a Seventh Annual Television Academy Honoree as a producer for the Web series Screw You Cancer directed by Cathryne Czubek. She is currently a Programmer at DOC NYC and The Architecture and Design Film Festival. As an independent curator she is interested in the Poetics of Fragility and has curated programs for Union Docs and Anthology Film Archives, amongst other institutions. She is also writing her PhD. dissertation and often works as a guest lecturer and mentor of non fiction projects.