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Isabel Alcántara

Isabel Alcántara

2017 National MediaMaker Fellows
The Age of Water
Isabel Alcantara: BAVC 2017 National Mediamaker Fellow

Isabel Alcántara

2017 National MediaMaker Fellows
The Age of Water

Isabel Alcántara is a Mexican documentary filmmaker with a background in photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has produced award-winning content that has screened at SXSW and major television networks such as A&E and History Channel. She has also shot photographic and multimedia content for Paper Magazine and The New York Times, and is a staff writer for the GLAAD Award-winning queer website, Autostraddle.

The Age of Water tells the story of Nely Baez, a young woman spearheading a grassroots effort to investigate the frequent death of little girls in her Mexican town. Nely soon discovers that the water in her community is toxic and, in the spirit of Erin Brockovich, reaches far beyond her means to stand up to forces greater than herself.