Cabo Tuna or the Management of the Sky

Film Essay (Short)
A materialist re-reading of the history of artificial satellites and digital surveillance. Using footage found exclusively on YouTube, Cabo Tuna intertwines the origins of the Nazi and Soviet arms industries with the digital surveillance systems used in the Mexican context of the war on drugs. This narrative arc allows for an exploration of the Mexican government’s failed attempts to create its own aeronautical rockets, the growing dependence on technology from foreign powers and companies, the privatization of space, and finally, the contemporary strengthening of the state’s military control.

Directed by UMD
2021 // 13’ // HD video (color, sound)