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Paula Heredia

Paula Heredia is a director and editor based in New York. She was awarded an Emmy for the HBO documentary IN MEMORIAM, NYC 9/11/01 and an ACE Eddie Award for the acclaimed documentary UNZIPPED. Her directorial work includes the documentaries GEORGE PLIMPTON AND THE PARIS REVIEW, RALPH GIBSON, and THE COUPLE IN THE CAGE. Her dramatic work includes HAVING A BABY, TRAS LA VENTANA, SLINGS AND ARROWS, and LA CENA DE MATRIMONIO. Her short film LA PAJARA PINTA premiered at the Lincoln Center Film Society LatinBeat Film Festival.

Heredia’s editorial work can be seen in the HBO feature-length documentary ADDICTION, which received the 2007 Emmy Governors Award, and ALIVE DAY MEMORIES—HOME FROM IRAQ. executive produced by James Gandolfini for HBO. Her new edit, THE ART OF FAILURE: CHUCK CONNELLY NOT FOR SALE and JACQUES D’AMBOIS IN CHINA, will air on HBO this summer. Other editorial credits include: MODULATIONS CINEMA FOR THE EAR, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, FINDING CHRISTA and FREE TIBET. Paula’s work and creative process is featured in the book: The Art of the Documentary by Megan Cunningham. With partner Larry Garvin, she co-founded Heredia Pictures, heads the international committee of New York Women in Film and Television and serves on the board of advisors of Tribeca All Access and Clementina, Inc. (10/09)

Africa Rising
A film by Paula Heredia, Produced by Equality Now, 2009, 62 min., Color

Every day, 6,000 girls from the Horn of Africa to sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). With fierce determination and ...

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