Almudena Carracedo

Trained in film production in Madrid and Paris, Almudena Carracedo worked as a television director in Spain, directing programs for broadcast on Canal+. In 2000, she came to the United States as an international scholar to work on her doctoral dissertation on U.S./Mexican border documentaries at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her documentary on Tijuana as a border town, "Welcome, a Docu-Journey of Impressions," received the Sterling Award for Best Short Documentary at Silverdocs and screened in numerous national and international festivals. Five years in the making, "Made in L.A." is her first feature documentary. Carracedo is a recent fellow of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Latino Producers Academy. She lives in Los Angeles.



Robert Bahar

Robert Bahar is director and co-founder of Doculink, a grassroots organization for documentary filmmakers, and sits on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association. He produced and directed the award-winning documentary "Laid to Waste," which aired on Philadelphia PBS stations, and has line-produced and associate-produced several independent films including ITVS' "Diary of a City Priest," which premiered at Sundance, and "Pittsburgh," which premiered at Tribeca. Bahar holds an M.F.A. from the Peter Stark Program at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. He lives in Los Angeles.


Production Credits

A Film By
Almudena Carracedo
Robert Bahar

Directed by
Almudena Carracedo

Produced by
Robert Bahar
Almudena Carracedo

Written by
Almudena Carracedo
Robert Bahar
Lisa Leeman

Cinematography by
Almudena Carracedo

Edited by
Lisa Leeman
Kim Roberts
Almudena Carracedo

Music by
Joseph Julian Gonzalez

Additional Cinematography
Bryan Donnell

Additional Camera
Maura Colorado
Aymae Sulick
Arthur Yee
Patrick Lord
Maria Murillo
Elizabeth Yng-Wong

Additional Production Sound
Michael Dwyer
Kyle Gleason

Additional Editing
William Haugse

Editorial Consultants
Johanna Demetrakas
Margie Strosser
Juli Vizza

Post-Production Supervisor
Beth Bird

Assistant Editors
Andrew Groves
Arshia Haq
Laris Rodríguez Cintrón
Maria Elena Chavez
Lauren Rosenfeld
Christian Callister

Post Production Sound Provided by
Todd AO

Sound Supervised and Designed by
Glenn T. Morgan, M.P.S.E.
Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor
Glynna Grimala

Re-recording Mixer
Ken Teaney, C.A.S.

Re-recording Recordist
Rick Camara

Score Mixer
Keith Stark

Violin - Leticia Sierra
Viola - Pablo Mendez
Vocals - Cava
Cello - Elizabeth Wright
Guitar - Joseph Julian Gonzalez
Accordion - Emiliano Herrera
Lyrics - Almudena Carracedo

Online and Color Services Provided by Solvent Dreams

Online Editors
Yasu Tsuji
Aaron Peak

Aaron Peak

Sound Consultant
Maile Colbert

Still Photography
Felicity Murphy
Eduard Chugunov

Assistant to the Producers
Linda Yvette Chávez

Tyler Ellison
Marcy Koukhab
Julia Godley

Transcription and Translation
Chelo Alvarez
Joanna Amador
Yvonne Apollonio
Sophia Cheng
Aaron Cornell
Paige Cowett
Amerdeep Gill
Kelly Makowiecki
Sonia Monreal
Patricia Park
Lara Regus
Laura Santos
Erica Shumener
Tanya Wassink

Archival Research
Rebecca Budde
Raeanna Gleason
Matt Gosney
Tara Van de Martz

Footage Provided Courtesy of Telemundo 52
Material de Archivo Cortesía de Telemundo 52

Additional Footage
KCOP UPN News 13
KMEX Univision 34
KRCA Noticias 62

Edna Bonacich
Eileen C. Boris
Ruth Milkman
Maria Gutierrez Soldatenko

Legal Services
Michael C. Donaldson, Law Offices of Donaldson & Hart
Shannon C. Hensley, Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Robert I. Freedman, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Fiscal Sponsors
Women Make Movies, Inc.
International Documentary Association

Special Thanks
Sweatshop Watch
Garment Worker Center
IFP New York
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Ellis Island Museum of Immigration
American Apparel
Casa de Maryland
Workplace Project

Edgar Aguirre
Muneer Ahmad
Abel Alejandre
Pablo Alvarado
Kate Amend
Richard Applebaum
Jesse Atilano
Ed Bacon
Nikki Bas
Jane Bitar
Maylei Blackwell
Carlos Bolado
Carlos Bowken
Verna Bowman
Judy Branfman
Peter Broderick
Dana Brown
Peter Brown
Pamela Brubaker
Richard Bunce
Araceli Castro
Amaya Cervino
Rini Chakraborty
Dov Charney
King Cheung
Helen Chien
Lin-Shao Chin
Noam Chomsky
Dorothy Christ
Christina Chung
Michelle Coe
Pamela Cohen
Marty Coleman
Beth Baker Cristales
Marshall Curry
Miriam Cutler
Sandra de la Loza
Jo'Ann De Quattro
Jana Diaz-Juhl
Alejandra Domenzain
Alicia Dwyer
Jeff Eisner
John Eloe
Julio Espinosa
Julia Figueira-McDonough
Pat Ford
Seema Gajwani and Mike Hsu
Hector Galan
Kathryn Galan
Eric Garcetti
Matt Garcia
Melissa Getreu-Papgani
Prudence Glass
Marina Goldovskaya
Rafael Gonzalez
Kathy Grant
Quetzal Guerrero
Arda Gulesserian
Frances Harder
Tom Hayden
Francis Hicks
Adele Horne
Henry Huerta
Eddie Iny
Mary Helen Johnson
Mary Juhl
Shireen Kadivar
Shannon Kelley
Felicia Kelley
Mimi Kennedy
Mary Kerr
Jamie Kim
Larry Kirkman
Linda Kite
Peter Laarman
Kimi Lee
Elaine Leeder
Susan Lefebvre
Caroline Libresco
Nelson Lichtenstein
Hans-Martin Liebing
Duke Lim
James Longley
Miriam Ludwig
Jimmy Macias
Karin Mak
Juan Mandelbaum
Octavio Marin
Kobe Matthys
Sue Ellen McCann
Billy McMillin
Stephen Miller
Tom Miller
Roger Miller
Robert Miller
Mylène Moreno
Victor Narro
Chon A. Noriega
Marissa Nuncio
Deirdre O'Boyle
Martha Ojeda
Felicia Perez
Amanda Pope
Blinker Punsalan-Wood
Katie Quan
Jessica Rath
Damari Rios
Dolores Rivera
Paul Rodriguez
Sara Rodriguez
Ellen Rosen
Sandra Ruch
Marj Safinia
Angelica Salas
Norma Salazar
Angela Sanbrano
Carlos Sandoval
Mary Schaffer
Eddie Schmidt
Joan Sekler
Celia Simmons
Llew Smith
Margaret Sowma
Amber Steele
Julie Su
Michael Suman
Hugh Tilson
Margaret Trejo
Christina Vazquez
Antonio Villaraigosa
Meg Villarreal
Jessica Wedge
Don White
Ellen Widess
Zanna Williams
Robert C. Winn
Goetz Wolff
Winnie Wong
Sheryl Yip
Seung-Hyun Yoo
Erica Zeitlin
Debra Zimmerman
Howard Zinn
Stanley Zucker

Our heartfelt thanks to our families and friends for their support throughout the years.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to Maura Colorado, Guadalupe Hernandez, María Pineda, Joann Lo and all the workers and organizers for opening their hearts and sharing their lives with us.

Production Manager for ITVS
Annelise Wunderlich

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producer for American Documentary | P.O.V.
Cara Mertes

Executive Director for American Documentary | P.O.V.
Simon Kilmurry

Made in L.A. is a co-production of Semilla Verde Productions Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

A Co-Production with American Documentary Inc. | P.O.V.

Additional funding provided by
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
Pacific Pioneer Fund
Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society
Diane Middleton Foundation
David Lopez
George Cole
Elena Popp and Bridget Gonzalez
Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Leonore Navarro Dowling
Charon and David Sandoval
Jesus Treviño

A complete list of funders is available from PBS.

This program was produced by Semilla Verde Productions, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2007 Semilla Verde Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.