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Winner Best Short Documentary San Diego Latino Film Festival
“‘Captive Radio’ a riveting short film… For anyone teaching film, communication, or Latin American studies, this is a must-see.” – Jon Else, Director of the Documentary Program, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Every Sunday morning, men and women in captivity deep in the Colombian jungle listen to messages from their families on The Voices of Kidnapping radio show. Captive Radio tells the story of two families that use the unique radio program to communicate with their loved ones held hostage by rebel guerrilla groups in Colombia. The film follows the harrowing personal accounts of the police major, Guillermo Solórzano, and the parents of Juan Camilo Mora, who have waited six years for news of their kidnapped son. Their stories represent the thousands of people marred by kidnapping who desperately seek a way to cope with separation and find it through The Voices of Kidnapping.
Lauren Rosenfeld is a documentary filmmaker and video producer based in San Francisco. Her films have appeared at universities, forums, and film festivals around the world. “Captive Radio” received a 2012 International Documentary Association award nomination, won Best Short Documentary at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and was a Regional Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Rosenfeld received a 2012 News and Documentary Emmy Award for her work on “Crisis Guide: Iran,” an interactive multimedia feature produced by MediaStorm and the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also produced content for Mission Loc@l, the PBS NewsHour, and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Before joining Fault Lines, she was an associate producer and reporter at the Investigative Reporting Program on “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño,” a collaborative documentary project broadcast on PBS FRONTLINE and Univisión.