Lisandro Pérez-Rey (b. 1975, Baton Rouge). After studying anthropology at Florida International University, Pérez-Rey began working in film and television. His full-length documentary on the Mariel boatlift, Beyond the Sea (Más allá del mar), was an official selection of the 2003 Los Angeles Film Festival, the Leeds International Film Festival and the Cambridge Latino Film Festival, and won for best feature-length documentary in the Made in Miami Film Festival. He is a recipient of a grant from the Ford Foundation and was selected by the Miami Light Project as an emerging artist in 2005 and 2006. He is also a 2005 South Florida Cultural Consortium fellow. Other documentaries include The Cuban Hip Hop Factory/La Fabri-K  and Those I Left Behind. (Cintas for art/film, 2002-2003) 

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