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Production and direction. In studio music piece for Latino GOTV.

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Press appearance. CNN en Español feature.

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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. Rush Limbaugh called occupiers: “Lazy, Spoiled Rotten, 99 Percent White Kids” Mainstream media is following the narrative that the movement lacks diversity. Yet across the county we are seeing completely the opposite

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Production and direction. According to a recent Pew report the economic crisis has hit Latinos the hardest and has unemployment rates at highest levels. On the heels of Pres. Obama’s job speech, here is a video segment with opinions and voices on the jobs issue directly from the Latino community. 

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Production and direction. President Obama’s approval within the Latino community has dropped below 50% for the first time during his presidency. We took to the streets to ask our community why?

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Production and direction. The BASTA story is not only inspirational but a powerful model on organizing.

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Production & direction. Considered by many as the cultural, social, and political focal point of the Mexican-American community in the United States, the 140,000 residents of unincorporated East Los Angeles are ready for Cityhood.