Politicians aren’t often full-time hotel housekeepers, union members, grandmothers, and immigrants working service jobs. But Carmen Castillo changes that when she wins a seat on the City Council in Providence, Rhode Island. The film follows as she navigates her new role serving on the City Council while working a full time job cleaning hotel rooms. This feature length film is a journey behind the scenes of politics after the victory.
“Our student facilitators pushed their peers to think about the challenges Carmen faced from both her community and from her council peers, yet she continued to fight for the issues she believed in. The film was beautifully done and we are so grateful we got to show it to our students.”
— 7TH GRADE TEACHER, CORNELIA CONNELLY CENTER, NYC
COUNCILWOMAN is a co-production of Time Travel Productions LLC, in association with Rayuela Films LLC, Latino Public Broadcasting, and Independent Television Service (ITVS). The film had it's television premiere on WORLD CHANNEL's America ReFramed in 2019.