• “I was, despite my Spanish ancestry, an American, heart and soul.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “My career has differed from that of most women.  Some things I have done have shocked persons for whom I have every respect.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “A woman labors to fight her own way in the world, and yet, she can often do things that a man cannot.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “What a fearful thing this human slaughtering was.”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

    Loreta Velazquez
  • “The way to keep a secret, is not to tell it to anybody.”

    Loreta Velazquez

María Agui Carter

Writer/Director/Producer

María Agui Carter immigrated to the U.S. from Ecuador, grew up an undocumented “Dreamer,” and graduated from Harvard University. She is passionate about using media storytelling to inspire social change and specializes in visually arresting and complex storytelling in English and Spanish, and in film, video and digital media. She is a media advocate and has served as Chair of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and Chair of the Filmmakers Collaborative.

Over a dozen of her films have shown on PBS, on Cable, in theaters and in film festivals. Her work on the Culture Shock series for PBS was nominated for an International Documentary Association award, and her film “The Devil’s Music” was hailed by the New York Times as a “lively and thoughtful…documentary that addressing the complex interaction of race and class… engages viewers in a conversation as vigorous as the art it chronicles.”

She has been the winner of a George Peabody Gardner, a Warren, a CPB/PBS, and a Rockefeller Fellowship, among others, and has served as a visiting scholar/artist at Harvard, Tulane and Brandeis.

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