Meet the Filmmakers

Tamara Bock

Tamara’s is a multimedia journalist and lawyer bIMGP0465ased in Brooklyn, NY, with a passion for social justice.  After practicing commercial litigation for seven years, Tamara decided to go to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism so that she could speak out about the issues that are important to her.

Tamara has interned at ABC News’ Law and Justice Unit, and practiced law at Shearman & Sterling and then Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky.  As a lawyer, she was drawn to pro bono work.  She represented families of victims killed in the September 11th attacks, and worked on immigration and women’s rights issues.

Tamara  graduated from NYU Law School in 2001, where she was the managing editor of the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.  She was a history major at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and  wrote her thesis about how some criminal laws in our country infringe on Native Americans’ freedom of religion.

Originally from California, Tamara’s dream is to use her legal expertise to make documentaries with a social impact.

Angel Canales

IMG_5173 Angel Canales is a multimedia journalist based in New York City and a native of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Angel’s interest in social justice led to a journalistic career covering issues like immigration and hate crimes.  He saw the need to become a storyteller after serving in active duty for the US Navy on board the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. During his time in the Navy, he felt he needed an outlet to talk about the life-changing experience, which was at times lighthearted and at times traumatic.

Prior to this film, he worked at WNBC-TV for “Positively Black,” a weekly four-minute segment covering issues and stories of interest to African-Americans and one of WNBC’s longest running segments. He also assisted in the production of news by writing and formatting scripts for “Weekend Today in New York.”  Additionally, he worked at Telemundo, contributing to “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticiero Telemundo” news shows.

Angel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a bachelor’s degree in writing and politics. He also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian. Angel resides in Washington Heights, New York.

Contact Us

Tamara Bock:  tlsbock@gmail.com

 

Angel Canales is a multimedia journalist based in New York City and a native of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.Angel’s interest in social justice led to a journalistic career covering issues like immigration and hate crimes.  He saw the need to become a storyteller after serving in active duty for the US Navy on board the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. During his time in the Navy, he felt he needed an outlet to talk about the life-changing experience, which was at times lighthearted and at times traumatic.Angel has experience reporting on Long Island. In 2009, Angel co-produced a documentary about the hate crime killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero, who was attacked by a group of teens who targeted Latinos in Patchogue. The documentary, Running Wild: Hate and Immigration on Long Island, looks at the aftermath of the attack and its effects on those living in the Patchogue-Medford area.Prior to this film, he worked at WNBC-TV for “Positively Black,” a weekly four-minute segment covering issues and stories of interest to African-Americans and one of WNBC’s longest running segments. He also assisted in the production of news by writing and formatting scripts for “Weekend Today in New York.”  Additionally, he worked at Telemundo, contributing to “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticiero Telemundo” news shows.Angel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a bachelor’s degree in writing and politics. He also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian.