Over the past 4 years I have been working on a documentary titled "The Llama Man"
This digital fairy tale is the whimsical story of an Argentinean immigrant. Martin Munoz, originally from Mendoza Argentina, had no experience making art or even speaking English before moving to New York City in the 1970's. After moving to the East Village and finding work driving a horse around Central Park, he thought, "If people love horses, why not a llama?", and then set out on the streets selling polaroid images of tourist alongside the animal. These photos are images that customers did not want to by.
He also started painting after finding a box of brushes and canvases in the East Village.
Recently, in 2015, at the age of 74, Munoz brought 20,000 English books back to Argentina to create an English Library. With archived footage and photographs, and with my own material, I am workin towards publishing a book, website, and vimeo-on-demand with a percentage of funds going towards the library.
Photo of Munoz at his Catskill Mountain, New York Home, 2014.