A Story on Story: Camel Races, Robot Jockeys, and Filmmaking
Isabelle Carbonell is a Belgian-Uruguayan-American award-winning documentary filmmaker and a PhD Candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work lies at the intersection of expanded documentary, environmental anthropology, and the Anthropocene, while striving to develop new visual and sonic approaches and methods to rethink documentary filmmaking. Her scholarship has been published in the Internet Policy Review, Cultural Anthropology Journal, and the Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change. Recent film works include The River Runs Red (2018), The Blessed Assurance (2019), and A Mirror of the Cosmos (2021). She is currently working on a twelve-hour, three-channel installation based on the Mar Menor lagoon in Spain.