“‘To Be Heard’ is one of the best documentaries of the year.” – The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2011, Paul Brunick
Edwin Martinez is a documentary filmmaker who was born in the Bronx. His work as a filmmaker, while varied in subject matter, gravitates around the intersection between people and social structures. Despite the socio-political aspects of all his films, they are fundamentally rooted in the experiences of their characters. His first feature documentary, To Be Heard was named a New York Times “critics pick” and “one of the best documentaries of the year.” and won awards at DOC NYC; Seattle International Film Festival; and San Diego Latino Film Festival among others. Martinez’ other works include co-developing and producing El Efecto Clemente, a documentary about Roberto Clemente, broadcast internationally by ESPN; and as a cinematographer on Rachel Is; Leave No Soldier; Las Marthas; and What Alice Found. His work has screened theatrically, nationally, internationally and on major television and news outlets including PBS, ESPN, Fox, CBS, and The New York Times. Martinez graduated from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, and earned a Masters in Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Martinez now teaches at SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory as an Assistant Professor of Film.