Born in California’s eclectic East Bay, Benjamin Garcia has devoted his work to the struggle of marginalized communities. A person of Samoan, African-American, and Ecuadorian decent, his work has been inspired by his experiences in Honolulu, HI and Oakland, CA. As a lifelong musician, he has seen how the power of expression can influence socio-political ideas and uses art to document social injustice and resistance. More recently, he has used documentary photography and film to influence social change. Benjamin has most recently completed his documentary thesis film Out of Sight, Out of Mind examining the struggles of a California prisoner that has been shipped out of state to a for-profit, private prison in rural Mississippi. He is currently working on Catchin' Hell, a documentary essay film exploring labor and oppression in Northern Mississippi.
Documentary by LabTV/David Hoffman Editor Mangelsdorf/Kliewer Lab, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Can a newly targeted hormone that naturally occurs in the human liver help diabetics lose weight and be more insulin-sensitive so they keep their blood sugars in better balance? New scientific research on a hormone known as FGF 21 is taking the world of medical science by storm. Dr. Steven Kliewer & Dr. David Mangelsdorf
by LabTV/David Hoffman Editor Dr. Sanjay Ahuja a Pediatric/Hemotologist at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital treats Isaiah who is suffering from Hemophilia.
Shanty Shack Brewing Story
Internet by Benjamin Garcia Director/Editor
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Documentary by SINA Director/Producer/Writer
Bookshop Blues Recording Sessions, Joe Kaplow
Director, Producer, Editor
UC Human Rights Fellowship
Florence French Scholarship
University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)