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In addition to my technical background in film and media production, my creative ambitions are fueled by my passion for human rights issues and in utilizing technology towards social change.
I have ongoing documentary projects based in Cuba and focused around Cuban identity and culture. Through my continued work I explored the organics of Cuban and Puerto Rican music growing from the deep roots of Rumba to the vibrant branching of Hip Hop. I capture Santeria as a formation of family and cultural lineage breathing a balance of spiritual belief and celebration rather than the often imposed costumed image implying cult-like rituals and exploitative exaggeration.
~Personal Philosophy~ Communications technology is key in developing not only a “global economy” of capital and consumption, it is also key in developing the “global village” of communication and compassion. This technology as a tool of interaction provides us with more than simply a window into the social realities of our neighbors, it also serves as a door we can step through to learn and participate in the building and strengthening of community. I am an admirer of the principles explored through the writings of Marshall McLuhan where he delves into the properties of “the medium as the message”; presently, the industrial message of today is one of open-source access and peer-to-peer networking beyond the boundaries of cross-cultural divides and trans-continental distances.