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DIRECTOR'S BIO

Alfredo Bejar is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. His short film Getting to Heaven (director, producer, editor), about New York’s immigrant restaurant workers, won the Blockbuster Award at the New York Expo of Short Film & Video and Best Ibero American Film about Latin America at the Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia (Brazil).  Ghosts, Goblins and Other Stories (director, co-prodcer, co-writer), about the supernatural experiences of children living in a poor village outside of Lima, Peru, was broadcast on PBS.  As a creative producer, his credits include Once Upon a Time in the Bronx, also broadcast on PBS, and Candico, Best Documentary at the National Latino Film and Video Festival in New York. Other credits include Drugs, Dollars and Death (producer-writer), a one-hour international investigative report about cocaine traffic in Latin America, and Bravissimo (co-producer of one hour), a groundbreaking Latino cross-over music series. Imagining Mina is his first feature film. 


Additionally, Alfredo has worked for both English and Spanish language media outlets including ESPN, HBO, ABC News, El Diario/La Prensa and WNBC-TV in New York City.

Alfredo was born in Buenos Aires, grew up in Lima and has lived most of his life in the US. He is a citizen of all three countries.