Silvia Malagrino, Director/Executive Producer/Cinematography
Silvia Malagrino is a Chicago based artist, native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is Professor at The School of Art and Design of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was recently awarded with a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and a felloship from the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media, Columbia College Chicago.
Malagrino's career as an award-winning artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, spans over 20 years. Her innovative interdisciplinary work in multiple media – including photography, installation, and digital video, - amalgamates critical thinking with poetry, and metaphor with documentation.
Malagrino's work is included in the collections of the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; and the Fundaçao Athos Bulçao, Brasilia, Brazil, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including The National Endowment for the Arts, seven Illinois Arts Council Artist's Fellowships, and The CINE Golden Eagle Award for Burnt Oranges. In 2005, her digital video animation The Stream of Life received the prestigious Lorenzo De Medici Golden Medal, First Prize Award in New Media at the 5th Edition of Biennale Internazionale dell' Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
Monica Flores Correa, Writer/Co-Producer
Since graduating at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1978, Monica has worked as a journalist for Argentine newspapers. She won a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1989 and later on became the U.S. correspondent for the Buenos Aires daily newspaper, Pagina 12, an assignment that she held for 10 years. In the field of human rights, Monica is a founding member of the Argentine chapter of Amnesty International.
Ms. Flores Correa lives and writes in New York City. Her book of short storie Agosto was recently published by Artepoética Press.
SHARON KARP, Editor/Cinematography
Sharon Karp has been editing and producing documentaries for over twenty years. She was a founding member of Kartemquin Films, producer of the Oscar and Emmy nominated HOOP DREAMS, among many others. She was an editor on NBC's VIETNAM: LONG TIME COMING, which covers the stories of American and Vietnamese veterans on a historic 1,200 mile bicycle ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Mihn City. This documentary was chosen as the best documentary of 1998 by the Directors Guild of America, Most recently, she completed THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2000.
FRED SIMON, Music/Composer
Fred Simon has been making music for more than thirty years, composing for records, live performance, film, dance, and television, with instrumentation ranging from solo piano to symphonic orchestra. His recorded work includes six albums of original music under his name: SHORT STORY and TIME AND THE RIVER (Quaver), USUALLY/ALWAYS (Windham Hill), OPEN BOOK (Columbia), DREAMHOUSE
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