'Marco Villalobos is a Fulbright scholar, Latino Public Broadcasting fellow, and UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate. He’s produced documentary for The Economist, The Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS Newshour, and PBS World. He’s consulted and written for HBO’s How to Make It In America and Sundance selected short, Una Hora Por Favora. For over two decades he’s taught creative writing in community centers, jails, public schools, and universities internationally while publishing in major publications and periodicals.
Co-producer of African By Legacy, Mexican By Birth, Villalobos’s early film and writing anticipated new generations of academic and community interest in Afro-Latinx identity. His touring multimedia exhibit Viajes Personales highlighted Afro-Latino contributions to democracy in the western hemisphere since colonial times and toured Latin America, offering previews and journalism workshops exclusively to underserved Afro-Latino communities at each stop. His recent work includes the feature adaptation The Last Thing He Wanted, a Sundance Film Festival 2020 premiere.