Marco, is an activist and an impact filmmaker that aims to build a more just and peaceful world through creative resistance and nonviolent action. He considers his film work to be “a contracorriente” and his philosophy is inspired by the efforts of the “Third Cinema” coined by filmmakers and thinkers of the movement of “New Latin American Cinema” in the 70s where the main purposes aimed at resist, mobilize, agitate, and to promote social consciousness to counter the practices of the American film industry, mainly Hollywood. In 2010, Marco directed his first short documentary Tres Gotas de Agua, in collaboration with Somos Familia. In this film, three Latina immigrant mothers tell their personal stories about their children’s coming out processes. In 2015, he premiered his most recent work, El Canto del Colibri (The Hummingbird’s Song) featuring Latino immigrant fathers discussing acceptance of their LGBTQ children. In 2015, Marco was selected by Obama’s White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award that recognizes LGBT artists who use media to illuminate the experiences of LGBT Americans and create opportunities for dialogue, inclusion, and understanding. More recently, In 2017, he was awarded the Equal Justice Thematic International Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute. In this project, he feels privileged to collaborate with local Latinx queer organizations, exploring the concept “ cinema callejero ” promoting counter-hegemonic narratives, as it relates to the concept of “community” among immigrants, New Mexicans, and Native American queer people, primarily. Marco lives in California with Lola , his cat…so pretty that Lola!