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Patricia Nazario is producing a bilingual Indy film about the national food truck movement.

 

Award-winning journalist Patricia Nazario started her career as a television reporter/anchor in local TV news.  She went on to live in South America and write domestic newspaper and international magazine stories. For more than a year and a half, her bread and butter came from filing radio spots and features for NPR, Marketplace and BBC World Service.

Her career has taken her from the Rodney King Riots in South Central Los Angeles to hurricane-ravaged neighborhoods in Central Florida, from lower Manhattan in the wake of the terrorist attacks to Buenos Aires during Argentina’s worst-ever economic crisis; and from the lush Costa Rican rainforest to the slums of Los Angeles’ Skid Row.  She has interviewed undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of South Florida, HIV/AIDS activists fighting for healthcare in Colombia; and children who instead of going to school, go to work on Ecuador’s remote banana plantations.

Patricia is applying 20-years of multimedia journalism experience towards a bilingual Indy documentary called Masa Revolution.  In English and Spanish, the film explores the history of catering trucks.  It questions how the national food truck movement is challenging engrained stereotypes, discrimination, and negative racial perceptions of the people who have traditionally worked in the industry versus its newcomers, many of whom have achieved celebrity-esque status.  The film is slated for completion in time for the 2013 Independent Film Festival circuit.

Patricia holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA.

She reads, writes, and speaks Spanish.