Sunday, November 24 at 5 PM, ITVS Community Cinema [DC] will host its final November screening of “The State of Arizona.” Filmmaker Catherine Tambini will join us again for Community Cinema at Busboys and Poets for a Q&A joining Manuel Pérez-Rocha from the Institute for Policy Studies (community partner). Make your reservation in Eventbrite, or call 202-939-0794.
Manuel Pérez-RochaManuel Pérez-Rocha helps to coordinate the Networking for Justice on Global Investment project, as part of the IPS Global Economy Project. In this role, he works together with allies at the Democracy Center in Bolivia and organizations in several countries. Prior to that, he directed “The NAFTA Plus and the SPP Advocacy Project,” as part of the Global Economy Project. He is a Mexican national who has led tri-national efforts to promote just and sustainable alternative approaches to North American economic integration for more than a decade.
Prior to moving to Washington, DC in 2006, he worked for many years with the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC) and continues to be a member of that coalition’s executive committee. For the past several years, he has also contributed to the Alternative Regionalisms project of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, and worked as a consultant to Oxfam International on trade issues in the Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean region.
Manuel studied International Relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and holds a M.A. on Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at The Hague, Netherlands.
Catherine Tambini (co-Producer/co-Director) “The State of Arizona” is Ms.Tambini’s second collaboration with Carlos Sandoval (pictured right), having previously directed and produced the highly acclaimed “Farmingville.” The film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize and aired on PBS’s P.O.V.
With renowned filmmaker Anne Belle, Ms. Tambini co-produced the Academy Award nominated documentary “Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse”. She field produced and shot portions of MTV’s “I’m From Rolling Stone” and TLC’s “Pageant Perfect”. She also assisted in the production design of many well-known Hollywood films including “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” “Steel Magnolias,” “True Colors” and “The Secret of My Success”.
Ms. Tambini’s work has earned grants from the Sundance Institute and the MacArthur Foundation, among others. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.