United States of America
Naomi Uman is an American-born filmmaker, visual artist, currently living in Mexico City. Having studied cooking and worked in kitchens for many years, she decided to dedicate herself to making beautiful things that lasted longer than the duration of a meal. Always interested in what can be made with one’s hands, or coaxed from the soil, she decided to use filmmaking as a vehicle to explore the worlds of those whose lives depend on these practical abilities. Her films clearly reveal her relationship to the subject, always recognizing the deforming presence of the camera. There is an intimacy to her work which often focuses on women and their role in their society.