Ivan Ruiz

Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis


Visual Art & Design

First Advisor

Paul Kim


Te Amo Mujer is a documentary film project exploring the story of Don Gustavo Jimenez, an old man who lives in a small village in the south of Mexico, and the grandfather of the filmmaker. The film seeks to use the narrative of Don Gustavo to explore the question of why we live where we live. The thesis of the film - or more accurately the suggestion, as the film is a very personal work - is that we live where we do, and how we do, out of love for the people that are closest to us.

Subject Area

Documentary films., Nonfiction films.

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