NALIP Member Lorena Manriquez, Screens “Here I'll Stay,” at the New Orleans Film Festival

Posted by on October 20, 2017

NALIP member Lorena Manriquez, an award-winning independent filmmaker and president of Andes Media, LLC, screened her film “Here I'll Stay,” at the New Orleans Film Festival this past weekend.


“Here I'll Stay,” directed by Lorena Manriquez and Marlene McCurtis, investigates how a unique coalition of black civil rights activists and Latino immigrants are combating an emboldened anti-immigration movement in Mississippi.

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Lorena has been the recipient of a number of film industry fellowships, including the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Latino Producers Academy, the CPB/PBS Producers Academy, the NBPC New Media Institute, the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Rough Cut Lab, and the Firelight Media Documentary Lab.

She has directed and produced two short documentaries for Field of Vision: Hopewell (2016), featured in The New Yorker magazine website, and Here I’ll Stay (2017) for the ‘Our 100 Days’ documentary series in partnership with Firelight Media. The 100 Days is a partnership between Firelight Media and Field of Vision that aims to tell stories from the perspective of vulnerable communities and explore threats to U.S. democracy in this current, polarized political climate. New episodes, each from filmmakers of color, will be released by Firelight Media and Field of Vision and distributed by Kinja.