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 editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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