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Production and Direction concept for this voting promo spot.

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Production & direction. Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez is a 50 year old legal resident with a mental disability. In 2004 Gomez was detained because of a dispute at a grocery store over a bag of tomatoes. Guillermo spent 2 years at a private CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) detention facility - the corporation neglected to report his medical condition. 

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Concept, production & direction. Roberto Martinez-Medina died in CCA’s Stewart Detention Center in Georgia in 2009. Medina had been arrested a month earlier for not having a driver’s license. CCA whistleblower Bryan Holcomb spoke with us exclusively to expose how the company repeatedly ignored Medina’s pleas for care of his heart ailment while he was imprisoned. Their negligence contributed to Medina’s death. 

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Concept, production and direction. Pedro Guzman spent 19 months at CCA’s Stewart private detention because he missed an immigration order. Authorities showed no mercy after Guzman explained the court order was sent to an old address. Guzman’s wife Emily and only son Logan endured a painful and debilitating struggle to survive while they fought for Pedro’s release.

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Production and direction. Pilar Marrero embodies what journalism should be all about: She talks directly, objectively and recognizes the importance of a vibrant and honest media to cover our most pressing issues. Yet, as many of her colleagues she has seen how the country has moved rapidly and furiously against immigration and immigrants and believes this is not only a costly mistake but one that could have long lasting repercussions.

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Concept, production and direction. Hispanic LA founder/editor Gabriel Lerner describes Latino life in the United States and what it’s like to not be recognized as a Latino by his own community.

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Concept, production and direction. Ray Regalado left his job of more than 30 years at a phone company, to dedicate his work to victims of Hate Crimes. In this episode, Mr. Regalado tells us his own, up-close and personal dealings with hate and political violence that provide an insight on what happened in Arizona and across the country.

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Concept, production and direction. Offensive? Controversial? Inciting? Juan Frances is a character from El Superstar, a mockumentary by Amy French about very very unique upbringing. In this episode, Juan Frances himself offers a satirical and social commentary on what ethnicity and one’s background means and how it relates to physical appearance.

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Concept, production and direction. The eye behind Cesar Chavez “Last Fast”. Film director/producer Richard Ray Perez talks with Cuéntame about growing up in LA, going to Harvard, and becoming a Latino filmmaker and gives us an exclusive insight, footage and preview of the documentary on Cesar Chavez days of fasting as protest.