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Posted | July 31, 2011 08:41 PM
 

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Maria Full Of Grace
Catalina Sandrino Moreno was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a Colombian teenager who, for a large paycheck, agrees to be a mule for drug-runners: she has to swallow dozens of thumb-sized capsules of heroin and smuggle them into New York. Her empathetic face carries us along on Maria's journey, and humanizes a problem that is too easily relegated to a headline. Don't miss the supporting role played by DV Republic's own Monique Curnen!
Warrington Hudlin is a media community organizer, celebrated filmmaker, film curator, and Internet producer.

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: the Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas, TV Op Festival at Columbia College, Tribeca Film Festival, Columbia University Film School, and the Amistad Center for Arts & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford, CT.
BIG HEAD PEOPLE is an animated political sketch comedy series created by Monteria Ivey & Stephan Dweck, featuring the voices of the "Goon Squad" comedy troupe (with animation by Andre Sutherland). Why "Big Head People" Because the world they inhabit is remarkably similar to ours... filled with provocative, politically explosive situations that require BIG ideas, from people with BIG mouths, and BIG heads to match. In an age where political correctness is used as a buzzword to mean "keep quiet," the BIG HEAD PEOPLE have something to say... and they'll make you laugh while you think.