La Marqueta

Portraits a long-standing Latino marketplace in Los Sures

Sonia, a parisian TV host living in Brooklyn, visits one of the oldest markets in Williamsburg called La Marqueta. Home to 20+ latino vendors, La Marqueta sells food, haircuts, music and gifts.

Every episode, Sonia visits a different vendor and learns about their craft. One day she learns to cook Puerto Rican food and another she’s learning to cut hair in a Barbershop.

The short films of La Marqueta (2012) are a show-and-tell of culture and craft. They highlight a marketplace built for and run by the community.

Director’s Statement

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— Elizabeth Lawrence

Team

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence is a documentary producer/director/schemer residing in New York. She has worked in the film industry for over ten years. In 2010, she made her directorial debut with Roll Out, Cowboy. The feature film toured over 50 film festivals worldwide, received six Best Documentary awards and acquired distribution. She was a 2011-12 UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow. In 2012, she co-directed a documentary short with Amanda Stymeist, So Far Above Humans They Are. The film was exhibited at the Cameron Art Museum in North Carolina. Lawrence is currently directing her second feature documentary, Aldine.

Sonia Gonzalez

Sonia Gonzalez

Sonia Gonzalez is a French filmmaker who splits her time between Paris and New York. She regularly works as a journalist on several documentary films for the European cultural TV channel Arte and other public broadcasters. Desperately Seeking Stagg Girls is her first personal work which she made while a UnionDocs Fellow in 2012. Recently, she finished producing Matthew Lancit’s new feature on Flâneurs and has co-written a feature for Arte about girl culture. She has completed shooting her first feature documentary about Riot Grrrl, which combines her passion for music, teenage and underground themes. It will be broadcasted on Arte TV in 2015.

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence is a documentary producer/director/schemer residing in New York. She has worked in the film industry for over ten years. In 2010, she made her directorial debut with Roll Out, Cowboy. The feature film toured over 50 film festivals worldwide, received six Best Documentary awards and acquired distribution. She was a 2011-12 UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow. In 2012, she co-directed a documentary short with Amanda Stymeist, So Far Above Humans They Are. The film was exhibited at the Cameron Art Museum in North Carolina. Lawrence is currently directing her second feature documentary, Aldine.

Sonia Gonzalez

Sonia Gonzalez

Sonia Gonzalez is a French filmmaker who splits her time between Paris and New York. She regularly works as a journalist on several documentary films for the European cultural TV channel Arte and other public broadcasters. Desperately Seeking Stagg Girls is her first personal work which she made while a UnionDocs Fellow in 2012. Recently, she finished producing Matthew Lancit’s new feature on Flâneurs and has co-written a feature for Arte about girl culture. She has completed shooting her first feature documentary about Riot Grrrl, which combines her passion for music, teenage and underground themes. It will be broadcasted on Arte TV in 2015.

Credits

Directed and edited by Elizabeth Lawrence

Producer: Sonia Gonzalez
Executive Producer: Warner Boutin

UnionDocs Collaborative Studio Director: André Almeida

UnionDocs Artistic Director: Christopher Allen

2011-2012 Collaborative Fellows: Adam Khalil, Alexandre Maia, Claire Richard, Elizabeth Lawrence, Kaitlin Prest, Lucas Carlisle, Meg Kelly, Oresti Tsonopoulos, Sonia Gonzalez, Olivia Koski

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