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CYRUS OMOOMIAN - Director/ Producer
Cyrus is an international documentary filmmaker/ photographer who exudes his passion for telling the stories of people, places and cultures that are unrepresented in the mainstream media. Cyrus' artistic journey began at an early age, influenced by his father a journalist and grandfather poet in Esfahan, Iran. His previous works include several short documentaries: "Crushing Stones" (Venice International Film Festival 2010), "Truth Lies in the Village", filmed in Iran and a recipient of the Philo T. Farnsworth Award. "Voices of Chile" is his latest feature documentary.

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DIEGO "CAPI" CALDERON - Soundtrack
Born in Santiago, Chile in 1984, Diego "Capi" Calderón begins to develop his musical abilities at an early age. By the time he is 11 years old he is a self-taught musician and has appeared in various commercial spots. At 17, Diego composes his first soundtrack for the short film "Fulfilling Ones Duty" by María José Calderón, winner for Best Director for a foreign film, San Francisco Women's Film Festival 2002. Diego has composed music for various projects including, "Recreo... Ciudad de niños" by José Santacruz 2005 and "Cine arte Alameda" by Lena Miller 2006 amongst others. Currently he is finishing work on the soundtrack for the feature documentary "Voices of Chile".

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MIGUEL ANGEL ASTUDILLO - Assistant Producer
Miguel moved from Chile to the Bay Area in 2003. He holds a degree in Political Science, from the University of California Davis. He has worked as a community organizer and tenant advocate, for a non-profit organization in San Francisco, as well as The El Tecolote newspaper in SF as a journalist and photographer. Miguel has been instrumental in connecting with Chileans and coordinating the majority of interviews captured in Pushing Towards Democracy.

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ALEIXO GONCALVES - Cinematographer
Born in Santiago, Chile, Aleixo has over ten years of experience as a television director for TV Chile. His documentaries include, Tiempo Libre, What's Left of Paradise, Religious Architecture, and Frecuencia Latina. Since moving to the United States in 2005, he has worked as an assistant editor for numerous documentaries including, Archeology of Memory, Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, and Ragiñ Epu Mapu: Voices of Elders & Youth.