Paul Donatelli is a native Californian who attended Loyola Marymount University and received his B.A. in Film Production in 2003. While in college, he directed a short documentary about an immigrant teenager’s ongoing transition to life in the U.S. as well as a mockumentary about an intramural basketball team whose lofty ambitions exceeded their on-court abilities. After graduation, he served in Bangladesh as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years, teaching English and producing two documentaries for local development organizations as well as one for the Peace Corps program. His documentary, entitled Amra: Child Labor in Bangladesh, was shown in several European countries and at a worldwide Peace Corps conference in the Philippines. In the past few years he has also worked in rural Africa managing mobile camps and at a Bay Area non-profit coordinating foreign exchange student programs. As a filmmaker, he is intrigued by the way diverse cultures communicate with each other as well as the ability of people to affect change through innovative and unique approaches to chronic social problems.
One Native American family struggles to save their native language from dying amidst the obstacles, both historical and modern, they face in their everyday lives.
Region 1 Finalist, Documentary Category, Student Academy Award, 2013
Installation explores the boundaries between art and industry as it documents the process of constructing Richard Serra's massive steel sculpture 'Sequence.'
A new vision of home is explored in this look at homeowners and builders who seek an alternative to traditional construction.
16mm black and white film
VIDEO DURATION: 3:45 MIN.
A portrait of a retired professional boxer as he reflects on his life and career through poetry he has written.