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Deborah S. Esquenazi

Deborah S. Esquenazi

Keynote Speaker: Documentary Filmmaker; Known for Peabody Award-Winning Film "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"

Deborah S. Esquenazi Biography

Deborah S. Esquenazi is a film director, writer, and investigative journalist. She is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, which won the Critic’s Choice Award for "Best First Feature," garnered an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Social Issues Documentary," a Peabody Award, and won a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Documentary," among other distinctions.

The film helped exonerate the "San Antonio Four" and is mentioned in the opening passages of the Writs of Habeas Corpus in Ex Parte Anna Vasquez, Cassandra Rivera, Elizabeth Ramirez, and Kristie Mayhugh. The film has been written about in Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Texas Observer, The Marshall Project, and many other publications.

Esquenazi is a Rockwood JustFilms Ford Fellow, Sundance Documentary Film Fellow, Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, and a Firelight Film Fellow. Her work, including essays and half-dozen short films (La Loma, Wake Up, Dead Men), tackles the intersections of Mythology & Justice, Identity & Power. Esquenazi is developing a series of essays on these themes.

Southwest of Salem has received international attention for its investigation into this controversial criminal case, and been mentioned in Forbes Magazine, New York Times, Texas Observer, among others. This film was supported by the Sundance Institute for Documentary Film Program, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Initiative, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, and Chicken & Egg Pictures.

Esquenazi is also curating a retrospective exhibition on the multi-media of Bruce Jackson, the renowned folklorist, photographer and filmmaker who photographed the bygone era of slave plantation turned prison farm circa 1960’s. She is also collaborating with the renowned Fusebox Festival ThinkEAST project, supported by Artplace America, on an experimental series of teen-led short films that explore issues of Latino identity, criminality, and cultural equity.

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Deborah S. Esquenazi Videos

Peabody Conversations: The Whistleblower
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Why four lesbians were accused of Satanic ritual abuse

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Deborah S. Esquenazi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as LGBTQ, Diversity, Television & Film, News & Media, Social Justice, Law, Hispanic Heritage, Government, Culture, Social Activism and Civil Rights.

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Deborah S. Esquenazi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including LGBTQ, Diversity and Television & Film. The estimated speaking fee range to book Deborah S. Esquenazi for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Deborah S. Esquenazi generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Yoruba Richen, Spike Lee and Kylar Broadus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Deborah S. Esquenazi for an upcoming event.

Deborah S. Esquenazi Videos

Peabody Conversations: The Whistleblower
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Why four lesbians were accused of Satanic ritual abuse

Deborah S. Esquenazi News

  • Peabody Awards Finalists 2017 | Hollywood Reporter

    POV | American Documentary (PBS). Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four Deborah S. Esquenazi Productions, LLC (Investigation Discovery). The Forger The New York Times (Video). The Secret Life of Muslims Seftel Productions (Vox, The USA Today Network, PRI's The World, CBS Sunday Morning).

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