Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Director, Producer

Journalist, documentary and new media producer Chelo has worked for over 15 years exposing stories of human trafficking. In Japan, she worked on documentaries for NHK and became Spain’s El Mundo daily correspondent. Canal+ Spain turned one of her print reportages on child trafficking in the Himalayas into Tin Girls documentary film, for which Chelo was interviewer, assistant director and consultant. She co-directed the documentary short Wisdom in Smoke on the dying tradition of the “reader” in tobacco factories in Cuba, and produced/directed the short documentary The Power of Two. She directed/produced Sold in America, a short documentary that premiered at the Montreal Human Rights Film Festival and has played in film festivals worldwide. Chelo has been a fellow at the 2008 NALIP Latino Producers Academy, the 2008 and 2009 New Media Institutes, the 2009 BAVC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, the 2010 CPB/ PBS Producers Academy at WGBH, and the 2011 and 2013 Latino Media Market. In 2011, she was invited to present her SOS_SLAVES social impact game prototype at the Games For Change Festival Demo SpotLight in New York and at the 5th Entertainment Education Conference in New Delhi, India, at the invitation of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health. 


Project : Sands of Silence