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Joe Ray Sandoval

Joe Ray Sandoval is a multimedia artist, performance poet, promoter and youth advocate from Santa Fe, NM. He received his MFA in poetry, film and media studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He has taught creative writing workshops in both the public and private sectors as a member of WritersCorps in Washington DC as well as independently and with Santa Fe Art Works in New Mexico. Sandoval is the co-writer of Spoken Word which had it's world premier at The New York International Latino Film Festival in 2009 and has been an official selection in The Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, The San Francisco Latino Film Festival, The Denver Film Festival, and several others. The theatrical release is scheduled for October 12th, 2010. His poetry reading series, Poetry Allowed, culminated in a feature length documentary of the same name, which he produced and co-directed and has been selected for several film festivals. He also wrote, directed and produced the short films The Matador and The Hitman. Sandoval also co-founded ChicanoBuilt, a locally based company created as a vehicle to inspire, celebrate, and reclaim modern Chicano culture through, art, music, fashion and poetry. His work has been published, seen and performed from coast to coast and will now be released worldwide.

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