Debora Reis Totton is
A Brazilian-born American citizen artist. Based in Los Angeles, her work navigates between film, theater, fashion, and politics.
She is a Master in Cinema and Media Studies at the School of Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles/UCLA. She graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a BA in Comparative Literature with a concentration in Cinema Studies. Also, she spent a semester abroad in China, at the Beijing Film Academy, with the purpose to learn, in situ, the relationship between Chinese Cinema, people, and nation.
Visually entrancing is how her work has been described by film critics and scholars.
Her films come with multiples narratives that intend to grapple intellectually, philosophically, and often humorously, the audience. Genres bent are a necessity, and the interweaving of the past, memories, and experiences in multiple levels of the present makes part of her narrative.