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Monica Valdes

Founder DocMiami Film Festival
Director, West Miami International Film Festival
Monica Valdes is founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which has honored Grammy Winners: Tico Torres, visual artist and Drummer for Bon Jovi; Willy Chirino; Carlos Santana and Olga Guillot, “The Queen of Bolero, with the El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award presented by none other than, the Tito Puente, Jr. She has been recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who Among America’s Women and Marquis Who’s Who in the World. In addition, Monica has been recognized as an outstanding Hispanic-American Leader during the 2011 Miami International Mall, Hispanic Heritage Month, "Noche de Honor.” A multi-award winning teacher with a Master’s degree in History, her passion for history and education fuel her dedication toward the art form of documentary filmmaking and its infinite contributions toward our global heritage.