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In 1992 Roberto Arévalo founded The Mirror Project in Somerville, Massachusetts to teach teenagers at the Mystic Housing Developments, how to produce documentaries about their every day experiences. Through an intensive hands-on curriculum based on experimental learning in their neighborhoods, Arévalo guided students through a process of self-discovery and self-representation.

Many of the documentaries have been critically acclaimed, winning prizes and being featured at festivals, universities, museums and healthcare facilities nationwide. In 1994 Arévalo traveled with two teenagers to Scandinavia to represent the United States in the second International Video Olympiad. In 1996 the National Association of Local Arts Agencies identified The Mirror Project as one of the most successful projects for at-risk youth in the nation.

Roberto Arevalo - 404.509.4204 - - PO Box 1751, Decatur, GA 30031