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

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

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

    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
  • “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
  • “War fare inevitably breeds corruption”

    Loreta Velazquez

Miguelángel Aponte Rios

Director of Photography

His credits include programs for Cumberland Gap NPS, the International Spy Museum in DC, The City that Lit the World for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Another Such Victory: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse and Yellowstone: A Symphony of Fire and Water for the National Park Service, Guadalupe Island for the San Diego Natural History Museum, Our Father, the Serial Killer–an investigative documentary for Court TV and Channel 4 BBC, and Slave Catchers  for the History Channel. He also co-produced and shot an independent documentary called Orange Blossom Special, which looks at American folk music and culture as it has transformed in different interpretations of the song. He is currently directing and shooting a documentary about the political history and struggle between Puerto Rico and the United States for theatrical release called “Invisible Island”.

Miguelángel has also freelanced as a cinematographer for various features and television commercials. Other projects include cinematographer and still photographer on a series of programs on the environmental history and resources of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The programs, broadcast on Discovery’s Travel Channel, were made under the auspices of the island’s Natural Resources Council and the Department of Tourism. He also worked on cinematography and lighting for earlier feature films and commercials, such as “Heartbreak Ridge” 1986-WB (Puerto Rico), and “Goldeneye”-Fajardo, PR, among others.

Miguelángel was accepted into the American Society of Camera Operators in 2001 and he is also an active member of the Society of Steadicam Operators. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in art and film from the University of Puerto Rico. He has taught at the Maine Film and Video Workshops.

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