Show: Agents of Global Change

Episode: Cooking for the Guatemalan Dream

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Episode Description:

''Cooking for the Guatemalan Dream'' is a short documentary about 19-year-old chef school student Cecilia Cuc Alonzo, from Cantel, Guatemala. The film explores the lack of positive prospects for many young people living in Guatemala and how immigrating North is often the only option.

DESGUA is a grassroots organisation based in Xela which started a restaurant-come-chef school called Cafe RED. Cafe RED intends to help 15 young Guatemalans, including Cecilia, to create sustainable careers with unique business models in order to revitalise the local economies surrounding Xela.

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Producer: Emma Nitz
Director: Nicola Pilkington
Cinematographer: Grace Scamurra
Editor: Andrew Russell

This short documentary was produced on location in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon XA10.

Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.

We are more than a film study abroad program. We are a service learning organization that takes students and young professionals abroad to create media on changemakers in developing communities around the world. Our films spread the word about nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs who are implementing innovative, new ideas to combat chronic social problems. Find out more about our work and adventures at

Episode Short Description: Cecilia learns to cook traditional dishes at a Guatemalan cafe started by former revolutionaries.

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Date HD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:34