Quique Avilés


Quique is the vision and force behind this project. He is excited to be taking his years as a poet, performer, and trouble maker into the realm of documentary film. He is in charge of all creative decisions about the content, look, and feel of the film and shaping the overarching narrative of the film.

Hilary Binder Avilés

Executive Producer

Hilary is in charge of overall management of this project, keeping an eye on finances and leading fundraising and grant writing. She is part of the team shaping the overall progression of the film. With Delia, she helps keep Quique organized and focused so he can do what he does best.

Delia Beristain Noriega


Delia is the one who keeps our entire team on track with scheduling, outreach, and assists during filming, grant writing, ingestion and post-production as well.

Zach Roberts


Zach is in charge of the technological and production endeavors of the film. This includes the filming of interviews, ingestion of files, and post production stages. He is also the designer of the website.

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Miguel Castro Luna

Community Liaison and Researcher

Miguel Castro Luna is a community organizer who has been involved in several oral history/community projects in conjunction with artivists including Machetres, El Dia de los Muertos, La Esquina and he has been key in keeping the tradition of art and activism in D.C.

Ellie Walton

Documentary Filmmaker / Mentor / Ally

40 Years and Still Running follows in the footsteps of La Manplesa, the documentary film about the 1991 uprising in Mt. Pleasant by Filmmaker Ellie Walton who we've collaborated with in the making of this film that we view as a sister film to La Manplesa.

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Project Supervisor

Luchi has been a long-time supporter of all our artistic endeavors in D.C. Often seen walking through Brookland and Mount Pleasant, she has been a source of emotional and moral support throughout this entire project and she reminds us to have fun with the process.