JUAN CARLOS VÁZQUEZ VELASCO
Barakaldo, Vizcaya / 1961
J. Carlos Vázquez Velasco (Basque Country, Spain) is the Director of the NGO Kultura, Communication and Development (KCD). KCD’s goal is to utilize communication as a tool for social and cultural development. Carlos is also the Founder of Filme Sozialak, the International Invisible Cinema Film Festival in Bilbao and the Network of Communicators, CAR.
Since 1988, Carlos has been working in the area of Cooperation and Education for Development and for 16 years directed a socially-engaged film series in four cities and various small towns in the Basque Country. From 2005 to 2009 he was a consultant to the Coordinator for Latin American Indigenous Film and Communication (CLACPI). Carlos has been a juror at the International Indigenous Film and Video Festival, Wallmapu (Chile, 2004); Cine Pobre Film Festival, Gibara (Cuba, 2007); International Small Film Festival, Canary Islands, 2007; and awarded the Telesur Prize at the IX International Indigenous Film and Video Festival (Bolivia, 2008).