Vee Bravo is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, and media educator who has documented youth culture, hip hop and urban politics over the past fifteen years. Most recently he completed his first feature length film, ESTILO HIP HOP, a PBS documentary that chronicles the lives of three hip hop activists throughout Latin America. In 2002 Bravo launched the Cell Block Project, a media literacy and concert series at New York’s Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Bravo was also one of the co-founders of STRESS MAGAZINE, widely recognized as the first lifestyles publication to fuse hip hop and social activism during the late 90s.
His community work and writing has been featured and published in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE VILLAGE VOICE, THE SOURCE, VIBE, XXL, and EL DIARIO-LA PRENSA. Presently, Bravo is co-producing a documentary on the history of racial hate crimes in New York City during the late 80s and early 90s. He also serves as the Educational Director at the Tribeca Film Institute. Bravo’s community and media work has been recognized and supported by the Open Society Institute, the Union Square Awards, and the Ford Foundation.