Mikaela Shwer  

Mikaela Shwer is an award-winning filmmaker and editor. In 2016, her feature directorial debut about undocumented activist Angy Rivera, Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award. The film aired on PBS/POV in the fall of 2015 and was supported by ITVS, Latino Public Broadcasting, POV, IFP, and the Fledgling Fund. In 2016, she partnered with PBS SoCal and KCPT on The Re:Dream Project, a national campaign exploring the American Dream, where she directed, produced, and edited eight stories of people in Los Angeles and what the American dream meant to them. Mikaela has also worked in post-production on numerous projects that include: Sundance Channel's Brick City; FX Series Louie, acclaimed films Call Me Kuchu and Like The Water, and The Pilgrims, Debt of honor: Disabled Veterans in American History; and American Ballet Theatre: A History for PBS. (07/19)

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Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)

A film by Mikaela Shwer, 2015, 75 min, Color

Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Angy arrived with her mother, fleeing violence, poverty, and civil war in their native Colombia. For 20 years they live in the shadows, struggling to stay afloat financially and avoid…

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