Hablando (Alberto Ferreras)

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Alberto Ferreras is an author, screenwriter, playwright, photographer, and director. He is the creator and director of the HBO series Habla, as well as the writer and director of The Lessons, a series of short films which screened at a number of film festivals and is available on YouTube. He also wrote the play Hamlet in Harlem, a unique take on Latinos and Shakespeare. Born in Spain and raised in Venezuela, he has been a New Yorker for the past few decades. Follow him on Instagram at @albertoferreras_nyc, where he posts stunning photos of pigeons.

In this episode of Latin[ish], Hector chats with Alberto about the various facets of Latinoness, Alberto’s childhood as a Spaniard growing up in Venezuela, and photographing the pigeons on his window ledge, among other things.

Hector is the founder and editor of MANO as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels, part of Futuro Media, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME, the Washington Post, and other outlets, and his writing was featured in 'Ricanstruction, 'a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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