Mateo Hinojosa (M.A. in Documentary Film, Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires; B.A., Northwestern University, summa cum laude) is an educator, facilitator, filmmaker and artist. A Bolivian-American based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he works worldwide, exploring issues of social justice and education; public space and art; politics and performance; spirituality and health; and individual identity in collective struggle. He has worked teaching at Bolivian orphanages and in US high schools, leading theater workshops and facilitating staff retreats, as well as filming neurosurgeries, street art, local cuisine and theater. He has taught cross-cultural documentary skills to Native American youth and U.S. college students. His feature documentary, Spectacular Movements, follows young indigenous and mestizo actors in Bolivia as they struggle to revive the critical spirit of the recent revolution through popular theater and street interventions. He is the Media Director at The Cultural Conservancy.
Mwende Hahesy has produced news spots and long form stories for public radio, videos and mini-documentaries for non-profits, interactive panel discussions, and immersive storytelling experiences for tech. Her radio work has aired on PRI’s Living on Earth, KUOW Seattle Public Radio, KQED Public Radio, KALW Local Public Radio, WAMU, Vocolo.org, and PRX Remix. Mwende's work has taken her to the living rooms of former Black Panthers, to brain surgery operating rooms in Bolivia, and to the largest gathering of indigenous food producers in the world. She graduated from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Theresa Desautels is a digital film producer and editor. She has helped produce and edit feature documentaries for PBS FRONTLINE, short and feature documentaries for festival circuit, videos for online classes, music videos, and commercials for restaurants and bars. Theresa holds a BA in Cinema Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from Oberlin College in Ohio, as well as a certificate in Film Production from Prague Film School in the Czech Republic. Theresa’s thesis film, Hungry For Health, about food deserts in Cleveland, was awarded the 2010 Audience Choice for Short Film, at the ‘Show Me Social Justice’ film festival in Warren, MO. Her most recent work has been with director/producer, Jessie Deeter (of Who Killed The Electric Car?), on Spark, a Burning Man Story, which premiered at SXSW festival in 2013.