Her filmography includes the short Instructions for Crying, the documentary Palenque: Un Canto and The Colombia We Never Left, a television documentary sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and broadcast on HBO Latino.
In addition to producing, directing, and editing her own projects, she has also worked as an associate producer for television documentaries, and as a writer of educational films for Glencoe/McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Publishing companies.
Currently, she serves as the Senior Director of Film Education at Film Independent, a non-profit media arts organization in Los Angeles. In this capacity she is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and implementing all of Film Independent’s education curriculum to serve the needs of independent filmmakers. Under her leadership, the Film Education Department produces over 100 events a year, bringing together over 250 guest speakers representing the best professionals in the independent film community.
Ms. Bozzi has an extensive background in film education. For seven years she taught film and video production in colleges and universities throughout the Los Angeles area including UCLA, Loyola Marymount University and the University of California, Irvine. She holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from UCLA.
Films by Maria Raquel Bozzi
The villagers of San Basilio de Palenque, descendants of African rebel slaves, preserve and maintain the culture of their African forebears in their music, dance and other aspects of their social lives. This very personal film provides both an historical account of their situation as well as sensitive documentation of their day-to-day struggles, both in their rural existence and their interaction with the neighboring city of Cartagena, where filmmaker Maria Raquel Bozzi grew up.