Benjamin Garcia

Benjamin Garcia

Animator, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer and Videographer

Santa Cruz, California

Member Since:
March 2015
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About Benjamin

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.



  • LabTV News

    LabTV News (2016)
    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

  • LabTV

    LabTV (0000 - 2016)
    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

    Shanty Shack Brewing Story (2015)
    Internet by Benjamin Garcia Director/Editor

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2015)
    Documentary by SINA Director/Producer/Writer

  • Bookshop Blues Recording Sessions, Joe Kaplow

    Bookshop Blues Recording Sessions, Joe Kaplow (2015)
    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)

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