Isabel Alcantara

Isabel Alcántara is a Mexican documentary filmmaker with a background in photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 2012, along with her brother, Alfredo, she co-founded Ponderosa Productions – a documentary production company with the goal of detailing current events, dying traditions and inescapable issues of our generation. She has produced award-winning content that has screened at Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW and major television networks such as A&E and History Channel. She has also shot photo and multimedia content for The New York Times and Paper Magazine.


The Age of Water

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