Right To Be An American
Children of illegal immigrants in Arizona and their struggles.
Alejandra Gama (Goodyear, Ariz.)
Almudena CarracedoPOV Film - Made in L.A.
Almudena is the Emmy-winning director/producer of Made in L.A., which had its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2007. Praised by The New York Times as "an excellent documentary ... about basic human dignity," the film garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including an Emmy, the Henry Hampton Award and the Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism. Her previous film, the short documentary "Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions," won the Sterling Award at Silverdocs and screened at festivals around the world.
Carracedo is a 2010 United States Artists Fellow and the recipient of the ESTELA Award from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). In 2011 she received an honorary degree — Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa — from Illinois Wesleyan University in recognition of her work. She serves on IFP's advisory board, has served as a juror at numerous film festivals, and has lectured and served as a panelist at universities and conferences across the country. Carracedo, who grew up in Madrid, is currently directing a film about stolen children under Franco's 40-year dictatorship in Spain.
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