In just one minute, German Torres' ('15) film Vida depicts bits of everyday life that have resonated with many during the pandemic.
The media arts graduate has developed a strong reputation for his music videos and commercials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He began using a video camera in his early teens, then came to UNT.
"My family went from a small ranch in Mexico where they got water out of a well to assimilating into a predominantly African American neighborhood in Fort Worth, and now I was given the privilege to step foot on a university campus full of different perspectives, upbringings and potential to grow as a person," he says. "Jarring and exciting at the same time, my time at UNT gave me the skills to navigate a large diverse network of people called 'modern society' and thus made me a stronger filmmaker in the end."