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Claudia Escobar makes short documentary and experimental works about Bay Area artists and culture makers for KQED Arts, and has been nominated for three local Emmy's for her work. Before joining KQED in 2016, Claudia directed, produced and edited short fiction films, fashion videos, stop motion animations, as well as non-fiction journalism work for NBC, The New York Times, AJ+, The Feast, Mission Local, Common Sense Media, and for the feature documentary “In The Red." She has also designed zines, maps and posters, and has participated in art shows in San Francisco. Trained as an architect in her home city of Medellín, Colombia, and with an interdisciplinary background, she takes both a poetic and critical approach to her work; each film is an opportunity to experiment, ask questions and take risks. Her indie films have screened all over the world, with the documentary “La Bicicleta Vieja" premiering at San Francisco International Latino Film Festival; "Antonio's Closet" screening at Miami International Fashion Film Festival, and "Mercado de Lagrimas," at Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival, and the La Jolla International Fashion Festival. As an artist who lived in the U.S. undocumented for many years, she is drawn to stories about immigration that challenge the artificial divisions we have invented around power.

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