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UTARI Seminar

UTARI Seminar is held the last Friday of each month at 12:00PM (noon). Each seminar highlights a different speaker who will discuss their latest research projects, cutting-edge technology or what is happening within certain technological industries. These industries include biomedical technologies or microsystems, assistive technologies, automation and intelligent systems, unmanned systems, advanced manufacturing and composite materials.


Daniel E. García


Daniel E. García is a Peruvian filmmaker and educator dedicated to the development of visual storytelling curricula and socially relevant filmmaking. He holds a MFA degree in Film Production from Ohio University, an MA in Communications from Wheaton College and a Bachelors Degree in Linguistics and Literature from The Catholic University of Perú - Lima. He is also an AVID Media Composer Certified Instructor.

He is an Assistant Professor of Film in the Art and Art History department at The University of Texas - Arlington. He has been the adjunct and associate professor head of the video production programs at Calvin College (2003 – 20011) and Spring Hill College (2011-2013). He has also taught courses in Latin American political film history in various universities in the US as well as giving workshops on visual storytelling, scriptwriting and video editing in Latin America, Africa and Europe.

His creative work includes the documentaries Lurigancho, Drawings and War and The Gift of All, on the struggles of the gay community and other minority inmates in Perú's most notorious jail, the violent journey of children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in the North of Uganda and the history of philanthropy in West Michigan respectively. His latest narrative piece, Pescadora, brings attention to the realities of the woman in the fishing villages of the Pacific coast of South America. His work has been screened in national and international film festivals, academic conferences and has been broadcasted in regional PBS stations. His films have won multiple awards, among the latest The Boston International Latino Film Festival and the HBO New York Latino International Film Festival.

He is currently working in the development of his first feature length film. As well in the post-production of “Turtle Story”, “All for 15 Thousand” and “New Management”; short films centered on minority populations of Latin America and the US.




12pm (noon)-1pm


7300 Jack Newell Boulevard South
Fort Worth, TX 76118-7115