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PROFILE: Professor Oregel - Filmmaker with Following in Art and Film

Roberto S. Oregel is a producer and director, known for Eloy Take Two (2010), One Man Show (2013) and Casa Libre/Freedom House (2008). He was born in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, and grew up in East Los Angeles. He earned his BA from UC Berkeley and both his MA and MFA in film directing and production from UCLA. Oregel is an independent filmmaker who has been writing, directing and producing documentary films for over 15 years. He has produced an directed and eclectic array of award winning short films that have earned him a following in both the art and film world. His works represent a variety of film genres, including experimental, narrative, and documentary, dealing with a range of subjects, from the creative process to the issues that impact underrepresented communities. The themes of social justice and human relations run through his films. Oregel has collaborated with famed muralist Eloy Torrez, actor and art collector Cheech Marin and produced a Showtime interview with Noam Chomsky. He is currently working on two feature length documentaries, Foxtrot: Operation Reunification that delves into the 1990 Persian Gulf War under George H.W. Bush and another film on Los Angeles painter Alfredo de Batuc.