Story to Inform: Teen filmmaker showcases documentary at movie fest 

Story to Tell: Teen filmmaker showcases documentary at film fest 

A documentary by native teenager Natalia Moreno-Campos began as a nationwide historical past venture submission and has now been accepted to 2 of essentially the most influential movie festivals in Texas

“One Sweatshop Story” quickly will probably be featured at The San Antonio Movie Pageant and the Pageant de Cine Latinoamericano.

Moreno-Campos, an upcoming senior at Veterans Memorial Early School Excessive College, developed her curiosity for Cinema and Artistic Communication from a really younger age.

Throughout her sophomore 12 months, she had the chance to take part in two motion pictures as an assistant to the director the place she realized the craft and use of cinema tools.

“I do care a lot, not just about what’s happening in the United States but in the world,” Moreno-Campos mentioned.

“I’m glad that I could get here and show that I also have a talent and I also have a voice.”

The documentary discusses “The Shirtwaist Factory Fire.” A pivotal level within the motion for higher working situations amongst manufacturing unit workers. It reveals the terrible situations that the textile manufacturing unit staff endured within the early twentieth century and compares them to those suffered in right this moment’s international style trade, a press launch in regards to the movie reads.

“My inspiration for it was because I saw a documentary a long time ago, ‘The true cost’, and it was about fashion and working conditions and once this year came along and I had to do a project, I thought about that and I wanted to do something about this topic. Especially since not a lot of people know about it.” Moreno-Campos mentioned.

The 17-year-old filmmaker mentioned she feels happy with having completed this as a result of she mentioned there’s a stigma that males are those getting all of the prizes and recognition. She mentioned she is happy with being a girl.

Natalia Moreno-Campos, director of the documentary “One Sweatshop Story” is pictured Thursday at Enterprise X Brownsville. The 17-year-old director’s movie has been accepted for 2 prestigious Texas movie festivals The San Antonio Movie Pageant and the Pageant de Cine Latinoamericano. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)

“I feel good that I’m being part of this new wave of women, especially hispanic women, who are trying to put something out there,” she mentioned.

“I’m very proud of being a woman, I’m very proud of being a girl and I feel that I am proving to some people that I can do it.”

The documentary was written and directed by her and filmed in Brownsville. It was awarded The Silver Medal on the Pinnacle Movie Awards in February and The Platinum Award by the Midfield Movie Pageant in Albuquerque in March.

Since 1994, the San Antonio Movie Pageant has been offering an unparalleled platform for established filmmakers in addition to up-and-coming college students. They search to precise their distinctive imaginative and prescient by way of the worldwide language of cinema, the press launch reads.

The Pageant de Cine Latinoamericano is a distinguished Latino Movie Pageant in Texas and focuses on discovering the easiest worldwide Latino content material. Their aim is to showcase and help current and rising inventive Latino filmmakers from the world over, the press launch reads.

“I feel really excited my documentary is there and I feel really honored that it’s showing next to some other great films,” she mentioned in an interview.

The native filmmaker plans on majoring in communications as soon as in faculty as a result of she feels it’s the easiest way to get a message throughout. She mentioned there are quite a lot of points that she cares about, starting from the setting to politics.

“Afterall, the thing that made me want to do that documentary was a documentary,” she mentioned. “I definitely see myself making more documentaries but I also want to get more involved in the media so that I can reach as many people as possible.”

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