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Councilwoman



Italy, 2018, HD - Color - 54

DIRECTED BY:
Margo Guernsey

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Nikki B

EDITING:
Matt Cohn

MUSIC:
Angelica Negron and Bayoan Rios Escribano

PRODUCER:
Patricia Benabe, Margo Guernsey

PRODUCTION:
Time Travel Productions, Rayuela Films

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A hotel housekeeper from the Dominican Republic, Carmen Castillo, has won a City Council seat in Providence, RI, taking her advocacy for low-income workers from the margins to city politics.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Margo Guernsey, director of Councilwoman, is a documentary filmmaker based in Boston. Guernsey has worked as a Producer at WPBT2, Miami’s PBS Station, as a professional fundraiser and communications director for two different non-profits, and as a union organizer. She is bilingual Spanish/English. Guernsey founded Time Travel Productions in 2012. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami and a BA from Brown University. Councilwoman is her directorial debut.

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