Sergio Bátiz is a native from Chiapas, Mexico. At edge eighteen he moved to Oaxaca, Mex. to study at the local University. In Oaxaca, Sergio practiced photography and video for about ten years. Later, he immigrated to Canada where he graduated from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University in Montreal, with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts Film Production.
Sergio has several films to his credit, including El tigre (El Deseo) which won the Best Experimental Student film award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2000, Deshabitaciones and Don Fidencio 2001.
Bátiz is a filmmaker, whose studio practice blends both traditional and independent approaches to the film medium, including optical printing techniques, and new media technologies for sound and image manipulation. His work currently explores the relationship between cultures, issues of displacement, bilingualism, and the effect that globalization has on these cultures.
Under the support of the US - Mexico Fulbright Commission, he attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he obtained a Masters in Fine Arts on Film, Video, and New Media. He is currently finishing a feature length film entitled Aguas Que Sanan (Healing Waters). The official PREVIEW for Healing Waters can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvpyYMiY_ls
View a selection of Sergio Batiz's works on Fandor: