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Carolina Kondo

Carolina Kondo

Documentary Film and Video

About

Carolina Kondo was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. She received her B.A. in Film Studies from Yale University in 2006. Before returning to the United States for graduate school, she produced videos on topics of conservation in the Bolivian Amazon and partnered with local indigenous groups to design a participatory video project to promote cultural preservation and awareness. Her recent short film work has been recognized by the Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Peter Marino Production Scholarship, Northern California Chapter of National Television Academy, 2009


Him-Dak (The Way of Life) 

hd video

JUNE, 2010
VIDEO DURATION: 13:27 MIN.

A vacant desk might easily be overlooked in a classroom of 20 or 30 students, but it does not pass unnoticed under the keen supervision of Truant Officer Yolanda Miranda. As she visits homes and cites parents and kids to court, she witnesses the fabric of her tribe in ways statistics could never show.


Photobooth at the Musée Mécanique 

16mm color film

JUNE, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 5:10 MIN.

Amidst the Musée Mécanique's collection of wonders from a time past is a black and white photobooth.


El Milagro de Stockton (A Miracle in Stockton) 

hd video

Co-directed by Anthony Weeks
MARCH, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 8:54 MIN.

In the midst of difficult times, a man finds hope and faith in an unlikely place.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Finalist, Angelus Student Film Festival, 2009
San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2010
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2010

Garden of Innocence 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2008
VIDEO DURATION: 4:51 MIN.

Garden of Innocence is a portrait of Elissa, who attempts to amend rejection and abandonment, establishing relationships with those who met a lonely end early in life.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Finalist, Angelus Student Film Festival, 2009

 

Events

June 12, 2010

Free and Open to the Public

June 11, 2009

Free and open to the public

March 17, 2009

Free and open to the public

December 9, 2008

Free and open to the public