Cecilia Aldarondo holds an M.A. from Goldsmiths College and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her personal documentary MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a co-production of American Documentary | POV, ITVS, and Latino Public Broadcasting. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and will be broadcast on POV in 2017. MEMORIES has received additional support from the MacDowell Colony, the Sundance Institute, Arcus and Time Warner Foundations, Jerome Foundation, Firelight Media, and New York State Council on the Arts, among others. In 2015 the film was selected for IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs as well as Sundance Institute's Edit and Story Lab, and was the winner of the 2015 Paley DocPitch. Aldarondo is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Skidmore College, was the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Guerra Documentary Award in 2015, and has been named by FILMMAKER Magazine as one of 2015’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film.’


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