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.
Peter Marino Production Scholarship, Northern California Chapter of National Television Academy, 2009
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.
16mm color film
VIDEO DURATION: 5:10 MIN.
Amidst the Musée Mécanique's collection of wonders from a time past is a black and white photobooth.
In the midst of difficult times, a man finds hope and faith in an unlikely place.
16mm black and white film
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.
Finalist, Angelus Student Film Festival, 2009