Emmy Nomination for LOS ARTISTAS, Broadcast Special for KCTS 9!

‘Los Artistas’ is nominated for 2019 Northwest Emmy® Awards!

I am thrilled to learn that that our show ‘Los Artistas,’ which I conceived and oversaw as a senior producer at Seattle’s PBS television station KCTS 9 is nominated for 2019 Northwest Emmy Awards.

Watch the full show: https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/3013806585/

Los Artistas is a broadcast documentary special for Seattle’s PBS television station. The program tells the stories of four Pacific Northwest based Latinx artists. I had the honor of produced the show and two of the stories in it, while two of my colleagues, producers Aileen Imperial and Stephen Hegg, each produced a story for the show, with Amy Mahardy as the post-production editor.

For immigrant artists, art and social justice are often intertwined. In this broadcast special of Borders & Heritage, we present stories of four Latino artists for whom art is not only a form of social expression but also a proclamation of heritage. Meet visual artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez and poet Claudia Castro Luna as they relate the manifestation of their immigrant journeys to each of their art, folk musician Abel Rocha on keeping the music of the Mexican workers alive, and dancer and choreographer Alicia Mullikin, undeterred by perceived notions of who can be a dancer.

Filming at the studio of artist Juan Alonso Rodriguez in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Story produced by Laila Kazmi with videographer and editor Greg Davis.
Choreographer Alicia Mullikin rehearsing with her dancers at On the Boards in Seattle, WA. Story produced by Laila Kazmi.

Borders & Heritage was a broadcast and online series that I launched and oversaw KCTS 9. It featured stories of immigrant experiences and cultural heritage of people in the Pacific Northwest.