Through The Lens with Jose Luis Martinez and Andres LaBrada Sat, April 5th at 11:30am CST

Jose Luis Martinez and Andres LaBrada

Click to hear the show Saturday at 11:30pm CST

Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami

Special guests: Born in Brooklyn, New York, Andres LaBrada, after being handed a Nikon F SLR camera from his parents as a child, began a lifelong journey in the medium of photography and film. After mastering cinematography at the University of Miami’s Cosford cinematography and film studies, Andy went on to direct and produce productions featured at film festivals across the United States & United Kingdom. With his lifelong passion in Photography and years of working in the film medium, Mr. LaBrada now uses the techniques of film/video production in his photography collection.

Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Upon returning to Miami, Mr. Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Jose Luis also works to help shed light to human rights issues in Cuba.

You are all invited to see and listen how “through the lense” these artists bring reality into full view.

SWAMI RAM CHARRAN – Author & Vedic Astrologer 8/23/2012

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Co Host: Monica Rosales of DOCMIAMI.ORG

Special Guest: Swami Ram Charran

Swami is a wise humble soul who has been practicing for more than 20 years as a Guru and Spiritual Guide to many people.  To date he has helped more than 30,000 people changed their lives for the better through his teachings and his healing methods. He is the author of many books and publications, some of which are available at Barnes and Nobles and other popular bookstores worldwide.  He is the first author to publish the English Hindu Astrological Calendar in the west called “THE HINDU PATRA” and the first to make it available to western bookstores. Through his deep studies of the Hindu Vedic Science, Swamiji has developed a Vedic Code of Science system that can identify each force in the universe and the way it affects our life from Birth to death and beyond.  Through this Vedic Code of Science system, one can quickly assess within moments the answer to some deep soul stirring questions each of us have about life.  Swami ji can answer such questions as: Who are you?…Why are you Born?…What is your Purpose on Earth?

PORTRAITS OF EL MALECON 12/3/2011

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Co Host: Monica Rosales, Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.

Filmmaker Sheldon Schiffer, befriends several Havaneros whose relationship with the wall provides meaning and mental subsistence in very different ways. With a 16mm Arriflex camera of a nostalgic vintage, Schiffer invites his subjects to compose a portrait of their most meaningful view on the Malecon – one that symbolizes their station in life, both personally and politically. Each of his subjects, a poet-intellectual, a musician, two prostitutes, an aging historian, and three young students with time on their hands, each connect their personal ambitions and attitudes toward Cuba as they collaborate with the filmmaker to create a cinematic ‘portrait’ of the seawall, and ultimately one of themselves.

THE GHOST PLAYERS 11/17/2011

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My co host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami the mover and shaker of DocMiami.og and the producers of Ghost Players.

In 1988, a very amazing thing happened in the middle of the United States.  A Hollywood film company made the decision to use a small cornfield in Dubuque County in the state of Iowa, near Dyersville, to make a movie that is inspirational, entertaining and philosophical. Since the movie “Field of Dreams” has been produced, it has achieved international fame.  Many organizations, companies and communities have used the term “build it and they will come” to provide impetus for major projects to move forward.  The state of Iowa has used the small dialogue, which refers to Iowa as “Heaven” in many of its promotions, recalling the answer to “Is this Heaven?” which states, “No, this is Iowa.”  A group of dedicated individuals carried the positive message and entertainment values around the world to tour, perform and spread a unique form of ambassadorship in various places in Europe, Asia and America.  The “Ghost Players” represent the players in the Field of Dreams and have shared the joy engendered by the movie to delight thousands of people.  American military bases have been the destinations for Ghost Player tours.  United States soldiers, their spouses and children and support people came to the performances by the Ghost Players.  The Ghost Players have been featured in Stars and Stripes, Newsweek, Baseball Weekly, ESPN and the major networks.  In the “Field of Dreams” movie, the character played by James Earl Jones says, “This field, this game, is a part of our past.  It reminds us of all that was once good, and it could be good again.”  Mr. Jones and the Ghost Players disappeared into the corn.  I know what happened to them.  I have it on tape.

CARLOS ZAMBRANO & FITO ESPINOLA 8/28/2011

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Co Hosting: Monica Rosales from DOCMIAMI

MIAMI PUBLICIST TO THE STARS CARLOS ZAMBRANO & FITO ESPINOLA.

Fito is one of the hottest young guitarist and singers in South Florida. Of Guaraní Indians descendent, Espinola was born to a family of musical talents from Paraguay.

At the age of 14, he began to study at the Institute for Classical Guitar “Mangoré”
(Nickname of Agustin Barrios – The Greatest Paraguayan Classical Composer of all times), in Asunción.

In his high school years he sang and performed in festivals and cultural events, representing his school, all over the country.

At the age of 17, he formed his group called “La Bohemia”, where they mixed rhythms of traditional Paraguayan music with rock and new age. This was contracted to play in many different events within the country.

Later he formed part of a group by the name “Conjunto de Arpas y Guitarras Guaraní” where they traveled the country, also Argentina and Brazil.

At the age of 19, he went to Grand Caiman Islands to perform as “The Paraguayan Duo” with fella harpist Eugenio Leon for 4 years. Together they traveled various countries as Jamaica, Ireland, Bermuda and Panama. In the U.S., Espinola performed in St. Louis, Detroit, North Carolina, Las Vegas, Denver, just to mention a few.

www.fitoespinola.com
Doc Miami

DOCMIAMI 10/10/2010

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When accomplished and talented minds come together at DocMiami, amazing and splendid visions become reality. The legend lives on with our guest Tito Puente Jr. Blessed with his father’s talent and now available for your listening pleasure: Got Mambo? Now take a “1 Giant Leap” to Jamie Catto, Producer and Director of such film along with friend Duncan Bridgeman, shot and recorded in 50 locations worldwide. The 2nd TV series and CD, “What About Me?” nominated and receiving recognition to be aired on Channel 4 November 2010.  John Kenworthy the Founder and Executive Director of Brick by Brick for Tanzania, an organization that builds pre schools offering young children a head start, a safe place and nurturing place to learn. Kenworthy is also the award winning author of the book “The Hand behind The Mouse” a biography about Ub Iwerks, the creator of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.   Last but not least, the woman who has been recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who in America and Marquis Who’s Who Among America’s Women, Monica Rosales. Rosales is the Executive Director of DocMiami International Film Festival at the City of Doral.

Got Mambo?

DocMiami International Film Festival

1 GIANT LEAP

Brick by Brick for Tanzania!

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