Finding Harmony, Breaking Barriers

Meet the Latina conductor breaking barriers with music. Paula Nava Madrigal is one of a small percentage of female music conductors in the United States. Immigrant from Mexico, now based in Seattle, she has made it her mission to bring classical music to immigrant and refugee youth who normally would not have access to classical music.

  • Laila Kazmi
  • Laila Kazmi
  • Laila Kazmi
  • Resti Bagcal
  • Amy Mahardy
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Art, Music, Diversity
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 4, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • KCTS 9 Television
    Pacific Northwest
    United States
    May 12, 2017
    United States
    April 7, 2017
  • KPBS Television
    San Diego, Ca
    United States
    April 7, 2017
  • Seattle Latino Film Festival
    United States
    October 7, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Cascade Public Media
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Free TV
Director Biography - Laila Kazmi

Laila Kazmi is a Seattle-based filmmaker and television producer. Her first love is discovering and telling the stories of diverse people, places, and history. She received a 2016 NW Regional Emmy® award for her short documentary 'When Music is Medicine' and was nominated for a 2015 NW Regional Emmy® for 'Heartwood: The Art of Humaira Abid,' which also screened at the Portland Film Festival and Seattle's South Asian International Documentary Festival. Laila has lived in Seattle, Chicago, Bahrain, and Karachi (Pakistan). She is currently a senior producer at Seattle's PBS affiliate television station, where she launched the internationally distributed series, 'Borders & Heritage.'

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