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Michael Diaz is the Founding President of the Latin-American Cinemateca of Los Angeles. Actively involved in a number of groups working to preserve Los Angeles history and culture, he is a former board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy and past Commissioner of the Los Angeles Historical Records & Landmarks Commission. He is the founder of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Preservation Association and currently serves as chair of the Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. He is the recipient of a Los Angeles Emmy for producing a bilingual-educational series.



Marissa Hicks-Alcaraz

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Marissa Hicks-Alcaraz is a Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University  in Cultural Studies with interests in Chicanx/Latinx cinema and moving-image arts, identity formation, ethnographies of cultural institutions, and curatorial practices. She received her M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University, focusing primarily on the intersections of race, identity and representation in Latinx and Latin American film. She has collaborated with institutions like the Vincent Price Art Museum, the Chicano International Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art. She also currently participates in the Watsonville Film Festival as an annual guest curator.



Alexandra Cruz

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In 2013, Alexandra graduated from University of California, Riverside with a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Film & Visual Culture and History/Business Administration concentration in Marketing. Once graduated, she knew her passion was in bringing awareness to Latin American cinema. Soon after, she began several internships with Latino International Film Festival in Los Angeles (LAIFF), Los Angeles International Film Festival, Arenas Entertainment, Shoreline Entertainment, Outsider Pictures and MultiVisionnaire Pictures. In 2014 she began her 2 year stint as Programming and Marketing Coordinator for the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA), which showcases the best films from Latin America here in Hollywood.  

Alexandra began getting involved in LACLA in 2012 as a volunteer and is now helping manage LACLA's events. Additionally, she is the Manager of Acquisitions at MultiVisionnaire Pictures, an international sales agency.

Alexandra is first generation Guatemalan- American that loves film and loves screening the extraordinary work that has been created and is being created south of the border. 





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