María Elena de las Carreras, a Fulbright scholar and film critic from Argentina, has a Ph.D. in Film Studies from U.C.L.A. In 2017 she co-curated the U.C.L.A. Film & Television Archive series “Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1930”. Since 2014 she has been conducting research and interviews for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Visual History Program. She is a regular collaborator of the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles, the Cal State Northridge Cinematheque, and reviews documentaries submitted to the Social Impact Media Awards. She has been teaching the cinema and media studies classes at Cal State Northridge, since 1999. She has been attending the Berlin Film Festival since 1986, and most recently she was a documentary juror at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival.