More about our visiting filmmakers: 

Cecilia Atan   Ms. Atan started her career very young, working on crews with  top Argentine and foreign directors, including Hector Babenco, Juan José Campanella, Alejandro Agresti, Gerardo Herrero, Luiz Sepúlbeda and Christopher Hampton. In 2007 she began directing educational programs and commercial projects and in 2016, her documentary series Madres de Plaza de Mayo, la Historia, was nominated for the International Emmy Awards. The Desert Bride is her first feature film co-direceted with Valeria Pivato.   It premiered at the  2017 Cannes Un Certain Regard official competition. 

Everardo Gonzalez  The Mexican director, producer and cinematographer is recognized as one of the  strongest voices in the documentary genre in Latin America. His filmography includes The Song of Pulque (2003), The Old Thieves (2007), The Open Sky (2011), Drought (2011) and El Paso (2015), all screened and awarded at various festivals like IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Sarajevo, Guadalajara and Morelia. Everardo’s film La Libertad del Diablo was awarded the Ariel for Best  Documentary on June 5, 2018 by the Academia Mexicana de Arte y Ciencias Cinematograficas.  

David Miranda Hardy is a Chilean filmmaker with an MFA in Film from Temple University in Philadelphia.  A Fulbright recipient, David has taught in Chile, Cuba (EICTV) and in the USA, where he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. His work explores the interactions between the present and historical memory and intersects art and politics. His recent TV show Bala Loca, a 10-episode miniseries, was nominated for a 2018 Peabody Award.  Bala Loca's veteran journalist, played by Alejandro Goic (El Club, La Nana) stumbles on a big story following the suspicious death of a fellow investigative journalist.