El Poeta (trailer for feature documentary)


After his only son is murdered – collateral damage in the Mexican drug war – a mystic poet becomes a modern-day Odysseus, launching an international crusade to save his country before returning to his hometown. EL POETA reinterprets the “hard news” horror story of the Mexican drug war as a deeply personal, poetic and even hopeful one, tracing Sicilia’s path from poet and father to movement leader and international symbol of grief and redemption.

Directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, EL POETA is a co-production of Loteria Films and the Latino Public Broadcasting and is supported by the Angelica Foundation, BRITDOC, ITVS, and the Berkeley Film Foundation.

Release Date: 2015

Pearson Young Scientists

Camera / Editor / Producer

Short verité-based documentary following the Pearson Young Scientists program during the summer of 2012. In this program, a collaboration between Pearson Foundation, New Learning Institute and the California Academy of Sciences, middle-school students create an augmented-reality educational game for visitors of the lake Lagunitas area.