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  • 01:18

    South Florida's Rising Seas - Documentary

    in Film

    Discussion about the rising sea levels in South Florida with Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DocMiami Film Festival

    Juliet Pinto, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. She has developed classes in environmental journalism and communication, and has taken students to the Galapagos to report on issues pertaining to resource use and management there, as well as scuba dived down 62 feet to watch NASA astronauts train at the underwater Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Her award-winning documentary on sea level rise, "South Florida's Rising Seas" aired in January 2014 and was repurposed by PBS NewsHour for their national newscast.

    Kate MacMillin the producer of the award-winning documentary "South Florida's Rising Seas,"  has a B.A. from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Simmons College in Boston. She and three other SJMC colleges won the prestigious 2012-15 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education grant to conduct community-engaged journalism about the threats of sea level rise in South Florida. MacMillin co-executive produced the HIV/AIDS documentary “Lessons from South Africa,” and the Web series “The Stigma Stops with Me.” This two-year AIDS initiative culminated in a one-hour special, “Tell Somebody: The New Face of AIDS,” which aired on WPBT, October 15, 2009.

    John Englander, Oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert. His broad marine science background and degrees in geology and economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise.

  • 00:59

    Through The Lens with Jose Luis Martinez and Andres LaBrada

    in Art

    Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami

    Special guests: Born in Brooklyn, New York, Andres LaBrada, after being handed a Nikon F SLR camera from his parents as a child, began a lifelong journey in the medium of photography and film. After mastering cinematography at the University of Miami's Cosford cinematography and film studies, Andy went on to direct and produce productions featured at film festivals across the United States & United Kingdom. With his lifelong passion in Photography and years of working in the film medium, Mr. LaBrada now uses the techniques of film/video production in his photography collection.

    Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Upon returning to Miami, Mr. Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Jose Luis also works to help shed light to human rights issues in Cuba.

    You are all invited to see and listen how "through the lense" these artists bring reality into full view.

  • 01:24

    Ladies Night with Monica Rosales, Ida Haendel and Giselle Brodsky

    in Entertainment

    Co Host: Monica Rosales, executive Director of DocMiami.

    Ida Hendel She was a child prodigy. At 4, she began formal studies with Miecyzslaw Michalowicz at the Warsaw Conservatory, where she won its gold medal in 1933. She then pursued training in Paris and London with Flesch and Enesco. She attracted notice in London when she appeared as soloist in the Brahms Concerto under Sir Henry Wood's direction at a Proms concert. During World War II, she gave many concerts for Allied troops. Her career was the subject of the CBC-TV documentary IDA HAENDEL: A VOYAGE OF MUSIC in 1988.

    And Giselle Brodsky the founder, director and chief artistic advisor of Patrons of Exceptional Artists, Inc. a foundation dedicated to the support of exceptionally gifted performing artists. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Miami International Piano Festival where she oversees all music events. Her track record for finding and presenting exceptional artists has been impressive and she is widely recognized as an authority figure in the field of classical musical.

    Beginning February through May, Sugar Sand Park will welcome this one-of-a-kind documentary film festival experience. Tickets are $5.00 per film and can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park at 561-347-3948, or online. Each film begins at 7:00 pm, and the films are not yet rated, so adult supervision is required. To learn more about DocMiami International Film Festival, visit www.docmiami.org.



  • 02:07


    in Politics

       My Guest Co Host: Ms. Monica Rosales, Director of DocMiami.org
          Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars.
    Mr. Martinez was previously the Creative Director of the Miami World Cinema Center, where he has served as a producer on several independent feature films, many of which have premiered at film festivals such as MIFF, Marbella, and South by Southwest. Mr. Martinez is currently working with the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba on an ambitious digital media project to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the Island.
    Jose Luis graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts.

  • 02:05


    in Entertainment

    This show is in Spanish...
    Guest Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami.org
    Victor Jiménez was born on April 15, 1965 in Havana, Cuba. He recently published his first poetry book titled Siete Ciudades. His work has been published in a variety of magazines, including Nagari, Baquiana and Sub-Urbano.
    Victor’s accomplishments are vast, he is a Television Producer, Film Producer and founder of the three-day DocMiami International Film Festival and Docs in Motion.
    The creation of the first International Documentary Film Festival of Miami was the brainchild of former President and Founder Víctor Jiménez, a Promax Gold World Award Winner.
    He presently works with the Creative Center of Telemundo Network / NBC Universal.
    This poet dreams about another life, a life possible of telling stories in a different way. Through his hands sacred trees flutter, water snakes, fabulous myths and fascinating legends, mythological heroes and gods for every occasion. His hands are stunned by so much beauty. His children, his family, the animals, love, the sea, books and good films are the reasons to create and be better.
    "Inside me there is still a flicker of hope for a better world," Victor assures.

  • 02:03


    in Movies

    Co Host Monica Rosales of DocMiami.
    Special Guest: Mimi Chan
    Step into the extraordinary life of Pui Chan, a Chinese immigrant who overcame challenges in early childhood… and eventually made a life for himself.… One that would touch the lives of many others around the world. It all started with a simple dream… and today, the dream lives on. This family-authorized biography follows the path of a young boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu training, escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out on his own, and embraces opportunity in a new land. Watch Pui Chan from the beginning, as an eager martial arts instructor in 1960s Boston, Massachusetts, open his own Kung Fu school, and start to spread the tradition, always maintaining the original fundamentals and values he learned as a boy.
    Pui Chan would finally realize his dream of building the first authentic Chinese martial arts temple in America as a tribute to his kung fu master. The now highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan, 6th generation successor of the Wah Lum Kung Fu System, is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional Kung Fu to America, and leads an internationally renowned martial arts school and system across the world.
    Fifty years later, Pui Chan's eldest daughter and successor Mimi Chan confronts a new set of challenges, trying to keep the traditional values alive in an increasingly modernized era.
    Narrated by Mimi Chan.

  • 02:02


    in Books

    Guest Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami Film Festival.
    After 17 years of personally investigating this case, "O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It" uncovers critical evidence pointing directly to a different suspect in this case, and it's definitely not OJ Simpson," said renowned private investigator and author, William C. Dear. "There is little doubt that OJ was at the murder scene, but only after the murders, and it's time for the local authorities to pay attention and act on this information, so the families of these victims can know the truth before the real killer strikes again." This book includes shocking photos and new evidence about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman that was totally overlooked by the original investigators. Evidence that points directly to a surprising new suspect, very close to OJ.
    We will also be joined by Howard Barrett Executive Producer of Overlooked Suspect – This compelling documentary raises important and critical questions and highlights an incredible search for the truth, by one of America’s leading and acclaimed private investigators, William C. Dear, along with a team of internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Each of these global experts in their fields has come to the same, independent conclusion.
    Will we ever know the truth? Will the victims ever see justice? Will the killer strike again?

  • 01:41

    SWAMI RAM CHARRAN - Author & Vedic Astrologer

    in Spirituality

    Co Host: Monica Rosales of DOCMIAMI.ORG
    Special Guest: Swami Ram Charran
    Swami is a wise humble soul who has been practicing for more than 20 years as a Guru and Spiritual Guide to many people. To date he has helped more than 30,000 people changed their lives for the better through his teachings and his healing methods. He is the author of many books and publications , some of which are available at Barnes and Nobles and other popular bookstores worlwide. He is the first author to publish the English Hindu Astrological Calendar in the west called “THE HINDU PATRA” and the first to make it available to western bookstores. Through his deep studies of the Hindu Vedic Science, Swamiji has developed a Vedic Code of Science system that can identify each force in the universe and the way it affects our life from Birth to death and beyond. Through this Vedic Code of Science system, one can quickly assess within moments the answer to some deep soul stirring questions each of us have about life. Swami ji can answer such questions as: Who are you ?…Why are you Born?…What is your Purpose on Earth?.

  • 01:41


    in Sports

    My co host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami the mover and shaker of DocMiami.org and the producers of Ghost Players. In 1988, a very amazing thing happened in the middle of the United States. A Hollywood film company made the decision to use a small cornfield in Dubuque County in the state of Iowa, near Dyersville, to make a movie that is inspirational, entertaining and philosophical. Since the movie "Field of Dreams" has been produced, it has achieved international fame. Many organizations, companies and communities have used the term "build it and they will come" to provide impetus for major projects to move forward. The state of Iowa has used the small dialogue, which refers to Iowa as "Heaven" in many of its promotions, recalling the answer to "Is this Heaven?" which states, "No, this is Iowa."  A group of dedicated individuals carried the positive message and entertainment values around the world to tour, perform and spread a unique form of ambassadorship in various places in Europe, Asia and America. The "Ghost Players" represent the players in the Field of Dreams and have shared the joy engendered by the movie to delight thousands of people. American military bases have been the destinations for Ghost Player tours. United States soldiers, their spouses and children and support people came to the performances by the Ghost Players. The Ghost Players have been featured in Stars and Stripes, Newsweek, Baseball Weekly, ESPN and the major networks. In the "Field of Dreams" movie, the character played by James Earl Jones says, "This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that was once good, and it could be good again." Mr. Jones and the Ghost Players disappeared into the corn. I know what happened to them. I have it on tape.

  • 02:03


    in Film

    CoHost: Mover and shaker of DocMiami.org Monica Rosales.
    Filmmaker Sheldon Schiffer, befriends several Havaneros whose relationship with the wall provides meaning and mental subsistence in very different ways. With a 16mm Arriflex camera of a nostalgic vintage, Schiffer invites his subjects to compose a portrait of their most meaningful view on the Malecon - one that symbolizes their station in life, both personally and politically. Each of his subjects, a poet-intellectual, a musician, two prostitutes, an aging historian, and three young students with time on their hands, each connect their personal ambitions and attitudes toward Cuba as they collaborate with the filmmaker to create a cinematic 'portrait' of the seawall, and ultimately one of themselves.

  • 02:08


    in Film

    My Cohost: Monica Rosales from DocMiami.
    Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, Esther Anderson’s lenses takes us on a journey to the Caribbean islands, to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the Wailers’ first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Stones was still just a dream, and sits in on the launch of their international career with "Get up Stand up", "I Shot the Sheriff", and the “Burnin'” and "Catch a Fire" albums that brought to the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.
    UNESCO Award Nomination. Reggae Film Festival 2011
    Official Selection Edinburgh International film Festival 2011
    Official Selection Rhode Island International Film Festival FLICKERS 2011
    Official Selection DOCMIAMI International Film Festival 2011

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