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Lillian Jiménez

For nearly 30 years, Lillian Jiménez has worked as a producer, media arts center manager, media activist, exhibitor, funder, and educator. Organizations with whom she has worked include Young Filmmakers Foundation (now known as Film Video Arts); Third World Newsreel: The Foundation for Independent Video and Film; The Film Fund; co-founder of The Paul Robeson Fund for Film, Video and Radio at the Funding Exchange; Media Network, and the National Latino Film and Video Festival of El Museo del Barrio, among others. Under contract to the National Endowment for the Arts, she worked with arts organizations on strategic long term planning and has facilitated hundreds of meetings and retreats. Some of her prior clients include Women Make Movies, Fresh Air Radio in Minneapolis, The Foundation for Independent Video and Film and Urban Bush Women. A co-founder of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), she was its first recipient of the Life Achievement Award for Activism. She currently serves on the board of the Funding Exchange, a national network of community funds dedicated to supporting social justice. (2/10)

Antonia Pantoja
A film by Lillian Jiménez, 2009, 53 min., Color

Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education, inspired multiple generations of y...

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