Director Biography – Almudena Toral, Andrea Patiño Contreras (America First: The legacy of an immigration raid)

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Almudena Toral is a Spanish visual journalist and filmmaker currently based in Miami. She heads the feature video team at Univision News Digital. Her work has also been published by The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, AlJazeera, VICE, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Canal+ and other outlets. Prior to joining Univision, she taught video storytelling graduate courses in New York City, pursued her own projects worldwide and worked full time at The New York Times and TIME.

Andrea Patiño Contreras is a journalist from Bogotá, Colombia currently based in Miami, where she works with the Video Features team of Univision News Digital. Most of her work deals with questions around migration. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in cultural anthropology and got a master’s in Media and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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