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It’s Going to Be Beautiful (film still), 2018, 9 minutes. Directed by Luis Gutiérrez Arias and John Henry Theisen. Image courtesy of the filmmakers.

TRIPPIN': getting from there to here

May 14, 2019 – August 31, 2019

TRIPPIN’: getting from there to here is a series of three video works that take the viewer on different journeys. Sail, clamber and soar as we bounce from cruise ships to sugar highs, migration-panic to Afrocentric transcendence. These three films come to us from Switzerland, Mexico and the U.S.A.


All Inclusive, 2018, Switzerland, 10 minutes

Directed by Corina Schwingruber Ilić

Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.


It’s Going to Be Beautiful, U.S.A./Mexico, 2018, 9 minutes

Directed by Luis Gutiérrez Arias and John Henry Theisen

The U.S. Border Patrol has been given the task of choosing a winning design for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.


Glucose, U.S.A.,2017, 13 minutes

Directed by Jeron Braxton

Sugar was the engine of the slave trade that brought millions of Africans to America. Glucose is sweet, marketable, and easy to consume, but its surface satisfaction is a thin coating on the pain of many disenfranchised people.

Trevor Anderson is a writer-director whose short films have played at A-list and LGBTQ film festivals, including three times at Sundance. Trevor’s films have won numerous awards including the prestigious D.A.A.D. Short Film Prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival for documentary musical The Man That Got Away, the Pink Apple Award in Zurich for The Island and the inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award at Hot Docs 2007 for Rock Pockets.


John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery


Event Details

Date May 14, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Location Mitchell Art Gallery
Room 11-121
Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Exhibit/Show
Contact Person Carolyn Jervis
Contact Phone 780-497-4424
Contact Email