Andrés Cediel is known for his work on Rape in the Fields (2013), which investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women, for Frontline, and the Spanish-language version, “Violacion de un Sueno,” for Univision.
Andrés Cediel was the Co-Producer on the Emmy-nominated film, “The Judge and the General,” which chronicled human rights cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. This film received a duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
It was validation that my work has meaning and value.
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
I'm doing much the same thing, producing documentaries. My work has dealt much more directly with current social issues, and is less historical. I?m part of the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and work for PBS Frontline. The film ?Rape in the Fields,? which I wrote, produced, and directed for Frontline, recently won a 2014 duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. You can see the film here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/inside-frontline/frontline-wins-dupont-columbia-award-for-rape-in-the-fields/
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Don't be afraid of making mistakes.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
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