Marco Vera

Marco Vera is the founder and director of Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center, a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Mexicali, Baja California. He is also a documentary/experimental filmmaker and musician.

Recent Articles
Film Forward: Sundance Institute's Advancing Cultural Dialogue
Film Forward: Sundance Institute's Advancing Cultural Dialogue
Sundance Institute's traveling international program, Film Forward, returned to the Imperial Valley and Mexicali, Baja California for a second year in a row.
Ñongos: A Document of the Tijuana River's Improvised Housing Community
Ñongos: A Document of the Tijuana River's Improvised Housing Community
Ana Andrade is one of a handful of new-generation Tijuana artists involved in artistic practices desiring to produce social change.
Dispatches From the Border Reporters: The Story of Sergio Haro, 'Zeta Weekly' and the Documentary Film 'Reportero'
Dispatches From the Border Reporters: The Story of Sergio Haro, 'Zeta Weekly' and the Documentary Film 'Reportero'
Sergio Haro, veteran photojournalist and editor of "Semanario Zeta" is the subject of the documentary film "Reportero."
Norteño Meets Punk on Juan Cirerol's 12-String Guitar
Norteño Meets Punk on Juan Cirerol's 12-String Guitar
Juan Cicerol's music is a bewitching collage of styles and subcultures influenced, a violent clash of regional Mexican music and punk attitude found only in border regions like Mexicali.
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