2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Robert Campos

Robert Campos is an award-winning journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. As a staff producer for ABC News he covered the civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. For ABC’s PrimeTime Live he investigated contamination at the largest meat processors in America. “Unkindest Cut” triggered a re-evaluation of a self-inspection plan that would have removed USDA inspectors from the meat processing lines. His film about an underground colony of “sewer children” living beneath the streets of Bogota, Colombia, brought international attention and support to the “Children of the Andes Foundation,” which helped liberate street children from their squalor. His investigation into the slave trade that forced young boys from Haiti to cut sugar cane in the Dominican Republic won a National Emmy, a Peabody Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for journalism.

With his wife and creative partner, Donna LoCicero, Robert co-founded Beanfield Productions, a name that springs from their last names: Cicero is a kind of bean in Italian, Campos is “fields” in Spanish. The mission of the company is to tell stories that are real and organic; stories that entertain us as well as propel us toward a vision of a better world.

At Beanfield, Robert has directed and produced dozens of documentary films for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other cable networks on a wide range of topics including: shark conservation, green science, and history.

My Filmmakers Sessions

Sunday, October 26

3:15pm CDT

3 Still Standing Alamo Drafthouse Village

Tuesday, October 28

9:00pm CDT