Juan Mandelbaum is an honored documentary producer/director, who has also worked as a teacher, curator, and consultant. He is the president and creative director of Geovision in Watertown, Massachusetts. His work has been broadcast on a variety of venues, from American Playhouse to Sesame Street, and has won multiple awards, including Emmy awards and nominations, Cine Golden Eagles, Gabriel awards, Chris award, and Silver Apple award. Juan was a producer/director at WGBH-Boston on “Americas,” a 10-part series on Latin America and the Caribbean for PBS and at Channel 4-UK, for which he co-produced In Women’s Hands and produced Builders of Images. Juan’s independent productions include Caetano in Bahia, Ringl and Pit, A New World of Music, and the “Poetry Heaven” series on The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. His latest film, Our Disappeared / Nuestros Desaparecidos, won the Human Rights Award at the Docúpolis Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain, the Chicago Latino Film Festival audience award, and aired on PBS’ Independent Lens.