Elaine Velazquez


Public bio

Elaine Velazquez is an independent filmmaker with decades of experience illuminating important social issues through the power of personal stories. Her work includes Gaining Ground, Moving Mountains (SE Asian refugees facing the culture shock of arriving in America after the Vietnam War); Some Of These Days (a personal look at women aging in our society); and three social action videos produced for ballot initiative campaigns: Common Cause/Common Sense, Fighting For Our Lives and Gay Lives Culture Wars. Her award-winning work has been broadcast nationally on PBS and on WNET (New York City), Oregon Public Broadcasting and KPTV (Portland, OR) and screened at numerous film festivals and venues including Margaret Mead Film Festival, American Film & Video Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the New York Museum of Modern Art.