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Self-Portrait, The Tenderloin Tri-X 400

Self-Portrait, The Tenderloin
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Deborah S. Esquenazi // @deb_esquenazi

Deborah S. Esquenazi is a documentary filmmaker, radio producer, curator, journalist. Her work explores the intersections of mythology & justice, identity & power. She is a Rockwood JustFilms Ford Foundation Fellow, 2016; Firelight Media Lab Fellow, 2016; Artist-in-Residence at the Mexican-American Cultural Center in Austin, 2016-18; Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, 2015; Sundance Documentary Film Fellow, 2014. Her projects have received support from Humanities Texas, Sundance Institute in association with JustFilms Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, IFP, Arcus Fund, Paul Robeson Fund, and many others. Her debut feature documentary, Southwest of Salem, is a reinvestigation into the bizarre allegations waged against the ‘San Antonio Four’ during the ’Satanic Panic’ of the 1980-90’s. Twitter @deb_esquenazi & @sanantoniofour


Bruce Jackson Retrospective Photo Exhibition & Short Documentary (NOW on PBS)

Photography & Film Exhibition. Short Film now on PBS   “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,…

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GOODBYE, HOME (Stories of Change) // Drawing Lines 2015

    Drawing Lines is funded by Artplace America, supported by the City of Austin, and spans from…


La Loma – Short Documentary // ThinkEAST/Fusebox Festival/Artplace America (WATCH NOW)

  LA LOMA (OR THE PLACE SOMETIMES CALLED HUNGRY HILL) Visit FuseboxFestival.com for more info.…

Short Documentary

Stratagem #27: The Life & Death of Tim Cole (In Post-Production)

Short Documentary. An iconic, eccentric West Texas lawyer uses 16th century warrior philosophy to drive…


Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (World Premiere, Tribeca Film Festival, 2016)

Visit the official website: www.SouthwestofSalem.com   Feature Documentary. Debut: Tribeca Film Festival, 2016 and HOTDOCS…

Short Documentary

The Kellers

Dan Keller, a daycare operator falsely convicted of child molestation during the national “satanic ritual…

Short Documentary

The Farm :: Inside the Anchor Home for Boys (Watch it Now)

Produced for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) with support from the Fund for Investigative…

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Stories From Deep in the Heart

Former Project Director from 2011-2013. Stories From Deep in the Heart sponsored by Texas Folklife works…