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Sol Cifuentes/

Author and screenwriter

Sol Cifuentes

2019 2020

Born in Buenos Aires, Sol Cifuentes is an Argentine author and screenwriter engaged in the representation of women in art.

Passionate about literature and language, she studied French literature and translation before going on to explore other mediums such as cinema and the graphic novel. Sol has worked as a writer for television cartoons and educational video games in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Barcelona. Having worked on several short films, she completed her first documentary film, Diablo Viejo, in 2016. She currently lives in Barcelona where she works as an editor while developing projects in cinema and collaborative writing.

Her project during her reisidency : Extrañas, extranjeras y extraviadas is a collaborative graphic novel on the subject of migrant women, developed with the Argentinian illustrator Ángeles Cornejo. The project brings together six autobiographical stories, told and illustrated by people with lived experience of migration. What happens when migration also involves languages? Can we be the same in a different language? Can a host language be a tool for liberation?

During their residencies in October 2019 at the Château de Goutelas and at the Cité du Mot, Ángeles Cornejo and Sol Cifuentes worked together on the first part of their graphic novel. They also hosted workshops in partnership with host centres for migrants, in order to develop the remaining chapters.