Chelo Alvarez-Stehle
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Sands of Silence gets Women Rights Award + 1st Prize at Malaga Film Festival

Started May 11, 2016 0 Replies

I will never forget the several minute-long ovation Sands of Silence received at its world premiere in Spain, as I sat with my 6 siblings in the packed 350-seat legendary Albeniz Theater in the core…Continue

Announcing picture lock for Sands of Silence after 7 years...

Started Jul 30, 2015 0 Replies

Dear co-workshoppers!It has been a very long and winding and windy road, but we made it!!  Thanks to all of you for your incredible encouragement and support and special thanks to our dear mentor by…Continue

LA Assistant Editor for online prep

Started Jul 30, 2015 0 Replies

Looking for someone in LA (ideally West) with experience conforming video files in Final Cut Pro 7 of different frame rates to prepare the timeline for online who is available in the next two weeks.Continue

Sands of Silence selected to pitch at DocsBarcelona!

Started Apr 23, 2015 0 Replies

Dear friends and colleagues,It has been a long road and my documentary has taken really a life of its own...We have been selected to pitch at the DocsBarcelona SpeedMeetings in May. Hoping to meet…Continue


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Workshop Year
Medical School, University of Navarra, Spain

Marketing, Centro de Estudios Comerciales, Madrid, Spain

Fellowship: Intl. Business, Cross-Cultural Communications, European Community Executive Training Programme in Japan, at Sophia University, Tokyo

Directing Documentaries, Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, Cuba
Documentary Production, UCLA Extension
Documentary courses (IDA, FIND, AMPAS, etc.)

NALIP 2008 Latino Producers Academy
NBPC 2008 New Media Institute
BAVC 2009 Producers Institute of New Media Technologies
NBPC 2009 New Media Institute

Completed languages studies at official language institutions for: French, English, Italian and Japanese
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innerLENS Productions
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Genre(s) you work in:
public affairs, lifestyles, children's, arts, new media, local interest
Professional credits:
producer, director, writer, researcher, independent media maker, interactive media maker
Best way to contact me:

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SOS_SLAVES: Changing the Trafficking Game featured on the Games for Change Festival Demo Spotlight site!

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

Dear fellow producers,

The Games for Change Festival, the largest conference on social impact game in the world, has selected our game project to their Festival Demo Spotlight along with other five projects. I will have the chance to present SOS_SLAVES to an international panel of funders and designers at the main stage of the NYU Skirball Center on June 21st.

Here is the link to their site. Click on your SOS_SLAVES Game...



Telemundo interviews Chelo at Human Trafficking Event showcasing her work

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 1:20am 0 Comments


GLOBAL SLAVERY REMEMBRANCE DAY, a Texas non-profit, has partnered with Chelo to raise funds for SOS_SLAVES: Changing the Trafficking Game, a social-impact game.

A recap of WESTDOC Conference by Chelo Alvarez-Sthele

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

Published by NALIP / Latinos in the Industry eNewsletter:

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle gets the PACIFIC PIONEER FUND Grant

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 2:06pm 4 Comments

Dear fellow producers,

It is my pleasure to share with you that I have been awarded the Pacific Pioneer Fund grant which I will be devoting to advance SANDS

OF SILENCE Documentary project to the next phase! The grant is awarded once in the lifetime of the filmmaker.

The Sands of Silence team continues to move forward relentlessly and your support is always much needed and appreciated!

Special thanks to Judith Vecchione and my colleages and mentors at the 2010… Continue

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At 11:32am on October 24, 2011, Chelo Alvarez-Stehle said…

Thank you very much, Judith!  I had already signed the petition and I will share this interesting social change app!!

At 10:25am on October 24, 2011, Judith Vecchione said…

Melanie Wallace thought new Workshop grad Rick Perez might be interested in this notice (he's working on a farm workers piece), and I thought you might want to see it, too. 


October 21, 2011

Meghan Cohorst, App User, 239-503-1533,
Marc Rodrigues, Student Farmworker Alliance, (239) 292-3431,
Amanda Kloer, Director of Organizing,, (404) 451-6580,

Customers to protest abuse of farmworkers by using first-ever anti-trafficking iPhone app to hurl virtual tomatoes at Trader Joe’s store in Boston

BOSTON, MA - Trader Joe’s customers in Boston will protest the chain’s alleged refusal to support basic human rights of farmworkers by using the world’s first-ever anti-human trafficking iPhone app to hurl virtual tomatoes at the store’s image on Sunday.

When: Sunday, October 23, 4:00pm ET
Where: Trader Joe’s, 317 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
What: Meghan Cohorst and other protesters will hurl virtual tomatoes at images of Trader Joe’s and share them on Facebook and Twitter from outside the store as part of an in-person protest.

The app, Angry Tomato, is part of an ongoing campaign on asking Trader Joe’s, Publix, Kroger, Giant, Stop & Shop, and other supermarket chains to participate in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, which would protect farmworkers from abuses such as modern-day slavery and raise wages one penny per pound of tomatoes picked. More than 36,000 people have already joined the online petition campaign.

“Angry Tomato users are making activist art by splattering virtual tomatoes and a request for change across the storefronts of grocery chains that are failing to stand up for farmworkers,” said Marc Rodrigues of the Student Farmworker Alliance. “Then, they can share their posters with friends on Facebook and Twitter, sending a powerful message to supermarkets that the time to end farmworker exploitation is now.”

Angry Tomato was designed by the Student Farmworker Alliance and built by mobile app developer Leaping Bytes.

Live signature totals from Student Farmworker Alliance’s campaign:

Journalists interested in contacting Trader Joe’s public relations staff should try:

Allison Mochizuki
Media Relations, Trader Joe’s

High Resolution Photos and Videos of App:

For more information on, please visit:  is the world’s fastest-growing platform for social change — growing by  more than 400,000 new members a month, and empowering millions of people to start, join, and win campaigns for social change in their community, city and country.


Amanda Kloer
Director of Organizing, Human Trafficking,

At 5:09pm on December 2, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Small world - I'm sorry they didn't make it.
Tx for posting, this is just the kind of good news we all need in the long dark days of December. I begin to feel sun-deprived and there're months more to go... J
At 4:08pm on December 2, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
That's wonderful -- belongs in our "End of Year News" Forum. Can you add it? And congrats to your Dad as well!
At 1:26pm on December 2, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Hi Chelo - article in the "G" section of today's Boston Globe on 2 law school teachers who are running a film forum this week: 12 docs on sex trafficking.
Thought you'd be interested! Judith
At 8:57am on September 10, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Did you see the call for entries in today's NALIP newsletter, "Speak out against domestic violence short films"? I wonder if your beach story might stand alone as a short?
At 5:39pm on September 9, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
And here's Ning's answer to your inquiry about thumbnails: "We don't currently have a way for members to select the thumbnail for videos they upload- this is set automatically. I'll pass the suggestion along to our Product team! In the meantime, I recommend that she uploads her videos to a website that allows you to select the thumbnail, such as Vimeo or YouTube, and uses the embed code to add her videos."
At 10:31am on August 17, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Thought you'd be interested in this: WGBH Radio’s Phillip Martin’s groundbreaking report on human and sexual trafficking in Massachusetts and Rhode Island is gaining national exposure. Two installments from the four-part series, which aired on 89.7 WGBH last month , have been picked up by The Huffington Post. NAIL SALONS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING was posted Tues, 8/3, and CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AND THE POLITICS OF PIMPING was posted Sat, 8/7. To read these and other posts, go to
At 2:38pm on July 28, 2010, Kal Gieber said…
Hi Chelo,
To add someone as a friend, you'll need to go to their member page. Underneath their photo, there will be an option to add them as a friend. I'm not sure of the wording of the option, since everyone automatically has me as a friend when they join the network. All I see is "Remove as Friend".
At 2:50pm on July 27, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Just thought I'd let you know that Matt Burrows has the best excuse for being late to join us on this network:

"My wife was ordered into bed rest by her doctor two weeks ago and then we had our baby 2 days early -- he was supposed to be born today (July 26) but we had a bit of an emergency Friday night and he was born Saturday morning. We get discharged tomorrow so hopefully I'll be able to get myself up on the site tomorrow night or Wednesday night."

I thought you might like to know and send congrats! It's -- until he has a free minute...

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