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The Guardians
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Mon, Sep 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Tessa Moran & Ben Crosbie, USA. A dazzling meditation interweaving the lives of the iconic Monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico.

Film Info
Director:Esteban Kaufer
Year of Production:2018
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Sustainable Cities
Wildlife Protection
Running Time:17 min.


Ciclo is an intimate journey through the complete life cycle and complex metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly, from egg and caterpillar through to chrysalis and butterfly in the heart of the City of Buenos Aires.

Expected guest: Producer/Editor Elliott Magen

Esteban KauferEsteban Kaufer was an artist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an untrained filmmaker and with a fascination for butterflies, he taught himself how to film the Monarchs on his rooftop over a 3 year period with a found camera and handmade rigs. By the end of 2012, he had enough footage to make a film, working with friend and producer/editor Elliott Magan. Esteban suddenly died in 2013 at the age of 35... Ciclo is his legacy.