Filmmaker and Activist in Los Angeles, California
Hi, I'm Marco,
I am a longtime activist and emerging filmmaker focusing on marginalized communities, elevating the experiences of undocumented people, people living with HIV/AIDS. LGBTQ people, women, sex workers, and people with different abilities. My work anchors at weaving together these interconnected struggles - and in doing so, intentionally challenge toxic masculinity, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other “isms” that threaten our collective wellbeing.
One day, with zero budget and a big vision, I set out on a special project - which in 2015 became El Canto del Colibrí (The Hummingbird’s Song). A documentary about Latino fathers and their LGBT children that has screened at numerous festivals around the world and countless of Latinx communities in the U.S. The White House, Obama's White House to be clear,noticed my work with their prestigiousChampions of Changeaward that recognizes LGBT artists who use media to illuminate the experiences of LGBT Americans and create opportunities for dialogue, inclusion, and understanding.
This year I feel honored to have been selected for the 2016 Equal Justice Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Arts Institute in New Mexico.