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Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Writer, Co-Editor: Almudena Carracedo
Born in Madrid, Carracedo is Emmy-award winning Director and Producer of the documentary Made in L.A. ( Five years in the making, Made in L.A. is her first feature documentary. Funded by ITVS, POV and the Sundance Documentary Fund, the film has received critical acclaim and international awards, including an Emmy Award, a Henry Hampton Award and a Special Mention of the Jury at the Valladolid International Film Festival. Her previous documentary on Tijuana as a border town Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions received the Sterling Award for Best Short Documentary at Silverdocs Documentary Festival and screened in numerous national and international festivals. Almudena is the 2008 recipient of NALIP's (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) ESTELA Award, and has served as a juror in several film festivals, including the Silverdocs Documentary Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival and Santiago's International Documentary Festival in Chile (FIDOCS).

Producer, Writer: Robert Bahar
Robert Bahar is the Emmy-award winning Producer/Writer of the documentary Made in L.A. ( Made in L.A. premiered on PBS' POV series in 2007 and has received an Emmy Award, the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism and the Henry Hampton Award from the Council on Foundations, among other prizes. The film has screened extensively at festivals around the world, and has been shown at hundreds of community, grassroots and faith-based screening events in the U.S. as part of the filmmakers' multi-year "DIY" outreach and distribution initiative. Bahar previously produced and directed the award-winning documentary Laid to Waste, and has line-produced and production managed independent films including ITVS's Diary of a City Priest, which premiered at Sundance. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is the Director/Co-Founder of Doculink (, an online community of over 2,500 documentary-makers and has served on the Board of the International Documentary Association. He holds an M.F.A. from The Peter Stark Program at USC, which he attended on a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.

Editor, Co-writer: Lisa Leeman
Lisa most recently co-directed and edited the documentary Who Needs Sleep with Haskell Wexler, which premiered at Sundance in 2006. An Emmy nominee for Fender Philosophers, Lisa has edited numerous award-winning documentaries, including Michelle LeBrun’s Death: A Love Story (Sundance ‘99) and Laura Simon’s Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary (POV; Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance ‘97). She has served as a judge at the Sundance Film Festival, as the president of the International Documentary Association (IDA), and on the board of the National Coalition of Independent Public Broadcasting Producers.

Editor: Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts is an Emmy-Nominated editor of feature documentaries. Her work includes Oscar Nominees and Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winners Daughter from Danang and Long Night's Journey into Day, as well as Two Days in October (Peabody and Emmy winner ‘06), The Fall of Fujimori (Sundance ‘05), Lost Boys of Sudan (Independent Spirit Award ‘04), A Hard Straight (Grand Prize, SXSW), Daddy & Papa (Sundance) and Autism: the Musical (Tribeca 07, acquired by HBO). She also works with her husband to write/direct narrative films, including the feature Wilderness Survival for Girls (Los Angeles Film Festival - Jury Award for Outstanding Performance) which is distributed by ContentFilms/Image Entertainment. Kim received her Masters Degree in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University.

Composer: Joseph Julian Gonzalez
Joseph is a film, television and concert music composer with a multitude of credits that include the features Curdled, Price Of Glory, the television series Resurrection Blvd., Britney Spears’ music video “Oops, I Did It Again,” and Hector Galán’s multiple award-winning Chicano: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. The documentary he recently scored, Cowboy Del Amor, received nominations by the International Documentary Association and the Writer’s Guild of America. Selections from his concert piece, Misa Azteca, have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Sorbonne in Paris, and recently the Sydney Opera House in Australia.


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