© 2019 by Melissa Beatriz

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Project featured in Generocity

December 07, 2018

After pitching La Lucha Sigue/The Fight Continues at Good Pitch Local Philadelphia, Generocity highlighted the project in 4 projects from Good Pitch Local Philadelphia that could 'change the world.' 

Penn Top 10 is a 2018 edX Prize Finalist

September 17, 2018

A few years ago, I served as the Creative Consultant for the Penn Top 10 Social Justice Issues initiative. Part of my role was to produce animations that represented research conducted by faculty at the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice. Those videos were used as part of a course on edX, which is now a 2018 finalist. 

Brown Girls Doc Mafia & True/False Film Festival partnership

February 27, 2018

I have been invited to attend the True/False Film Festival, through a collaboration between the Festival and the Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective for women of color filmmakers. 

Taller Puertorriqueño exhibit - Nuestro Tema: Llamada y Respuesta (Our Theme: Call and Response)

November 18, 2017

With 24 artists from Philadelphia to Brazil and lasting over a year, Nuestro Tema: Llamada y Respuesta (Our Theme: Call and Response), looks at Taller’s community through a sample of its art collection. The works in the collection are the “Call” invoked in the title. In turn, Taller invites outside artists to respond to the work as well as encourages the community to comment – the “Response.”

The third group of artist in this exhibition features work by photographers and fabric artists that explore identity, place, and community in their work.

Served as TA for collaboration between Penn & FilmAid

October 25, 2017

This past summer, I got to serve as a Teaching Assistant for a course in which University of Pennsylvania students partnered with refugee filmmakers who are alumni of the FilmAid program in Kakuma.

Immigration in Full Frame Public VR Lab

October 25, 2017

I was selected as a participant in the Public VR Lab's Immigration in Full Frame project!

Baobab Flowers film wins favorite documentary short at BlackStar

August 14, 2017

Baobab Flowers film was selected as the favorite documentary short by the audience at the 2017 BlackStar Film Festival.

Recipient of Leeway Window of Opportunity Award

April 18, 2017

I received a Window of Opportunity Award through the Leeway Foundation!

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