Documentary filmmaker Almudena Carracedo studied filmmaking in Madrid and worked as a television director there before moving to the U.S. in 2000. Her 2003 short film about Tijuana, Welcome, A Docu-Journey of Impressions, received the Sterling Award for Best Short Documentary at AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival. Her first full-length film, Made in LA (2007), is the story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment factories as they struggle to win basic labor protections. The film has been broadcast on PBS several times, won an Emmy Award, and has been part of a three-year community engagement campaign with screenings in 29 countries with the participation of local activists to connect the issues in the film to local concerns.
Photo credit Felicity Murphy.