Prop Hosts Documentary Filmmakers


On Monday, November 23 the Indianapolis Propylaeum hosted a unique program with the filmmakers of Fandango at the Wall. Fandango at the Wall premiered on HBO in August of 2020, and tells the story of the Fandango Fronterizo, a music and dance festival that takes place at the US/Mexico border wall in Veracruz, Mexico. Program participants were sent a link to the documentary ahead of time, and anyone can watch the film on HBO or HBO Max anytime. The program was moderated by Emilio Kauderer, a multi–Latin Grammy award winning composer. The panel featured film director Varda Bar-Kar, film subject and pianist Arturo O'Farrill, Fandango Fronterizo organizer Jorge Francisco Castillo, and film producer Kabir Seghal. The filmmakers unveiled details about what goes in to such a complicated project, including their thought processes and on-the-spot decisions which led to the creation of such a distinctive film perspective and such inviting music. They also revealed some behind the scenes stories that added a layer of fun for anyone that had seen the film. Seghal also provided a background on how some of the film’s top producers became involved, including Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana. A recording of the program is featured on our YouTube page and our website.

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