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Latino filmmakers’ work airs on Comcast

November 12, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Six reels featured in carrier’s Get Local section

Juan Frausto’s “Silent Shame,” written and produced by Dalia Tapia

A great article by Ed M. Koziarski on REEL featuring six local directors in the Chicago Latino Filmmakers Program, sponsored by Comcast and the International Latino Cultural Center; read the full story here:

Dalia Tapia – independent producer; created Latina Spirit/Spiritu de Latina for Chicago Access Network; her short film, Buscando a Lety/In Search of Lety was expanded into the feature film, Buscando a Leti/ In Search of Leti; recent and upcoming films include: Silent Shame, La Llorona/The Weeping Woman; maintains teaching career, working with inner city children.

Esaú Meléndez – creator of the documentary, Immigrant Nation! The Battle for the Dream.

Carlos Barrera – producer and motion graphics artist for Univision; Emmy Award winner and nominee in such areas as New Graphics/Animation and Scenic Design/Set Design/Art Direction.

Laura Crotte in Ben-Hur Uribe’s “Por Amor”

Felicia Danisor and Krystle Santiago in Juan Daniel Zavaleta’s “Death Do Us Part”

Juan Daniel Zavaleta – director of 2010 Thriller Death Do Us Part.

Ben-Hur Uribe – writes and directs short films, including Por Amor; received an Illinois Arts Council grant for Alonso, The Dream, and The Call ; contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the USA as the author of the Latino film section; exhibited photos at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

Andres Lombana – directed and produced films such as: The Duel; contributed music and sound to films including WonderAlice, and Memories.

These six directors will have their work available to the Comcast viewing audience through the on Demand “Get Local” section.


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