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Almudena receives Spirit of Humanity Award

During a presentation at Sonoma State University, Sophoan Sorn, director of the San Joaquin Film Society and the San Joaquin International Film Festival, took the opportunity to come present me with the award that Made in LA had received at the inaugural festival months before. It was quite emotional for Sophoan, who had first come to Sonoma County years earlier, when he and his family emigrated from Vietnam (read his beautiful blog about it), for me, and for Lupe, who had come with me to present the film.

The Spirit of Humanity Award, as it states in the plaque, "honors an exemplary filmmaker and activist who uses film as an important social instrument to advance, celebrate, and promote humanity. This award is presented to Almudena Carracedo for her selfless dedication to uphold democracy, equal opportunity, and basic human rights as experienced in her directorial feature Made in L.A." How beautiful...






 

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