Latinos are Essential
Sabrina Avilés
Chelsea: An Essential City

Sabrina Avilés is a Telly-award-winning independent filmmaker, whose work has taken her throughout Latin America, Canada and Europe. She recently completed producing her first film for public television entitled, “Childsplay: A Parting Glass,” a concert film featuring the fiddle band Childsplay, scheduled to air in Fall 2020. During her 25+ year career, she has worked on many PBS programs. Her list of credits include: “Councilwoman,” (America Reframed 2019), American Experience’s “American Comandante” (2015) and “The Raising of America” (2014). In 2012, she worked on the Peabody award-winning PBS series, “Latino Americans.” That same year, she received development funds from the prestigious Independent Television Services (ITVS) to begin work on a documentary about the sterilization of Puerto Rican women. In 2016, Ms. Avilés became the Executive Director of the Boston Latino International Film Festival. Sabrina is a 2019 Flaherty Fellow, serves on the WGBH Community Advisory Board and is a board member of Filmmakers Collaborative. Born in Washington Heights, Ms. Avilés’ family originates from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. She earned a B.S. in Broadcasting/Film from Boston University.

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Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. Latino Public Broadcasting is a registered 501(c)(3), EIN: 95-4776447.
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