The Inventory weaves the stories of families searching for their forcibly disappeared loved ones in Mexico, with a scripted committee of linguists who, through updating the dictionary, reveal the ways in which language is used to inflict institutional violence.
Ilana Coleman is a Mexican-U.S. filmmaker, who was named “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine and won the Jovenes Creadores scholarship given by the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), both in 2017. Her feature length directorial debut, The Inventory, is supported by Field of Vision, Sundance, and was selected to participate at Assembly at Open City, Prism at True/False and Doc Station at the Berlinale. Her directorial work has screened in Morelia, Guanajuato, Fantasia and REDCAT. In 2020 she was selected for the Rotterdam Lab representing her collective Sin Sitio Cine. Works she has collaborated on as a producer or editor have played at Rotterdam, IDFA, BAMcinemaFest, FICUNAM, Ambulante, DOKUFEST, Habana, and True/False. She received her MFA in Film Directing from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).