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Wednesday, October 13, 4pm ET
Topic: “TEARS, FEARS AND LAUGHTER: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES & LESSONS LEARNED”

“We must use what we have to invent what we desire.”
Adrienne Rich

The events and social causes that we see, hear about, and experience help shape our views of the world and frame our visions of the world that can be. Join Moderator Maestro Antonio Martorell and a panel of filmmakers as they reflect on the causes and experiences that inspired them to share the world they desire through the films they made. Please send us your questions via email (tccyf@hitn.org) or listen live and send them via chat.

Moderator:

ANTONIO MARTORELL

Antonio Martorell has his art workshop in La Playa de Ponce where he lives and works. He has been artist-in-residence for more than 25 years at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. He keeps busy at painting, drawing, installation and performance art, graphics, set and costume design, theatre, films, TV, radio, writing for the press and has published three books. He is the host of the WIPR-TV series, “En la punta de la lengua” (On the Tip of the Tongue), which won 5 Emmy Awards. His work has been exhibited and awarded in and out of the country and in private and public collections. More on Antonio can be found here and here.

Panelists:

NEYDA MARTÍNEZ

Is a producer with over 20 years experience. She has worked on the publicity and marketing campaigns of over 70 acclaimed and award-winning PBS POV documentaries and was the project manager for the organization’s rebranding campaign. Her film credits include producer of the documentary films Lucky (2013) about a homeless LGBTQ single mom who dreams of stardom, and Decade of Fire (2019) uncovers the story of why the South Bronx burned in the ’70s, and will reach a national audience on the PBS’ series, Independent Lens. Martínez is the recipient of a Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund Award for The New Audience Project™, a curriculum and program she created to engage marginalized women as cultural ambassadors.

ALEX RAMÍREZ

Is an award-winning Mexican-American filmmaker based in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He has worked professionally throughout Texas since 2014 as the head of his own production company, Mala Bruja Pictures. His films have screened both domestically and across the globe. In 2021, his film, “The Quiet Shore,” was distributed by ShortsTV. He currently teaches media and film at SAY Sí in San Antonio and serves as a Board Member of the San Antonio Film Society. More on Alex can be found here and here.

DANI ADELIZ

Is a bi-racial Afro-Latina actress, comedian, writer, and director. She works predominantly in web video and on stage as an actress, comedian, and writer but has recently transitioned into directing and producing. Dani just wrapped on a short film which she wrote, produced, co-directed, and acted in called Piña Coladas. It is picture locked and  currently in the last stretch of post-production. More on Dani can be found here.

BRYAN CID BORRERO

Is a jack of all trades; actor, musician/singer/composer, writer, spokesperson, and aspiring entrepreneur. In his most recent work Bryan makes a guest star appearance as Jesus in the movie “Hope” playing in the Caribbean Cinemas theaters in Puerto Rico, and his new music group “Perfekto” debuted with the music video “Estoy Orando” in the credits of the film. Some of his best appearances on TV include CBS CSI: Miami, Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush, and Netflix Nicky Jam: El Ganador, national commercials for McDonald’s/Coke and Sprint, and is currently the face of Freeway Insurance. More on Bryan can be found here and here.