Songs of Selah
February 17, 2020
On tonight's episode I'm pleased to welcome Valentin Sandoval to the program...
Valentin Sandoval was born and raised in El Paso, TX. He was the recipient of the first Film Award given by The University of Texas at El Paso in 1996. He went on to win three other awards for his documentary work on the U.S. prison systems, focusing on teachers who utilized language and literature as a means to slowly eradicate recidivism. He is the son of a single mother who raised four children while becoming a U.S. Citizen fifteen years ago. She is the subject of his first book, a searing poetic narrative titled South Sun Rises. The book was the recipient of the 2016 Southwest Book Award. From the age of 19-24 he worked on studio films, learning the process of major studio film productions. He spent the past fifteen years working as a producer at Univision, Azteca America, as well as developing projects with multiple agencies including directing music videos, creating political campaigns, social media campaigns and commercials for a wide range of businesses. He, alongside his partner, businessman Don Shapiro, created Power at the Pass, a studio which serves as a creative incubator that supports, entrepreneurs, technological innovators, and promotes the many cultures encompassing the borderland region of El Paso & Juarez.
Visit www.poweratthepass.com for more information.