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Ep 41 - Discover the Brown Girls Doc Mafia & The Documentary Journey of "Fruits of Labor" - Emily Cohen Ibañez and Ashley Solis

Emily Cohen Ibañez is a Colombian-American filmmaker who tells stories about the complex relationship between the United States and Latin America. The National Science Foundation, Fulbright Colombia, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation amongst others have supported her research, writing, and films.  Her documentary "Bodies at War/MINA" (2015) premiered at El Festival de Cine de Bogotá where it was nominated for a UNICEF award. She was a cinematographer for "Bronx Obama" (2014) directed by Ryan Murdock, which won Best of Fest at AFI Docs. Her short film "Iraq Veterans Against the War Perform Operation First Casualty" (2007) premiered at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.  She earned her doctorate in Anthropology (2011) at New York University and was a Wenner-Gren Fellow in Ethnographic Film at UC Santa Cruz from 2016-2017, working on her film, "Virtual War," currently in post-production. She was a two-time finalist for the Sundance New Frontier Lab with "Virtual War." She is a Mentor for the Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project and a member of the Brown Girls Doc Mafia.

Ashley Solis is the main subject and a co-writer of "Fruits of Labor."  A short version of the feature film was featured in The Guardian. 

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