Friday, January 25, 2013
To Be Heard: Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Sponsored by the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, and Student Affairs
Friday, January 25, 2013 | 6:00 pm, McConomy Auditorium, University Center (reception to follow in Schatz Dining Room, 2nd Floor, University Center)
Edwin Martinez, Producer/Director
To Be Heard follows the life journey of three best friends who met in a high school poetry class in the Bronx, and make a pact to always support each other. Yet, when everything starts to go wrong and the road toward their childhood dreams becomes more perilous than ever, their hopes for the future and the strength of their friendship are put to the ultimate test.
Edwin Martinez is a Bronx-born filmmaker who recently completed his first feature documentary, To Be Heard, winner awards at the DOC NYC, San Diego Latino and Sarasota film festivals. As a cinematographer he has worked on several feature-length fiction and documentary films including Rachel Is, Leave No Soldier, Las Marthas (in production) and What Alice Found (winner, Special Jury Prize, Sundance). After graduating from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory as a Gates Millennium Scholar, he earned a Master’s in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has worked as an instructor in various youth media programs in Boston and New York City. Edwin is currently developing a new feature-length project while producing shorts for educational, government and non-profit organizations. He also likes to bake.