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Juan Bello

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Juan Andres Bello is a documentary producer, specialized in art, history, culture and social justice. His latest projects are:

Discover London Art – Digital Stories: an educational resource for Grade 4-6 schoolchildren, selected for Idea Incubator – Digital Solutions for Arts Education and Engagement, an initiative by Museum London in collaboration with Nordicity and Lord Cultural Resources, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Strategy Fund.

The Chalatenango Massacres: a documentary project with survivors of the Civil War (1979-92), with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the London Arts Council, and the Sumpul Association.

Never Forgotten: the story of the On-To-Ottawa Trek, one of the most influential events in the history of organized labor in Canada, a partnership with the Workers’ History Museum, with support from PSAC, CUPW, BC Labour Heritage, London Arts Council, and Library and Archives Canada (DigiLab)

Previously, he produced Sembradores de Optimismo, a series of short documentaries for HBO Latin America, and The Dominion Public Building, an interactive documentary on one of Canada’s heritage landmarks.

Originally from Venezuela, his independent projects include El Cerrito, the history of a modern architecture masterpiece built in Caracas in the 50s, The Queen of the People, which tells the story of the first popular and democratic election in Venezuela and Reverón, the portrayal of one of the pioneers of avant-garde art in Latin America.

Villanueva The Devil, his documentary on Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was selected to be part of A Tale of Two Worlds, an art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt (MMK) and the Museo of Modern Art in Buenos Aires (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires).

He also produced several programs for A&E / The Biography Channel, including specials for the Biography series dedicated to Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica and the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1986; María Félix, one of the legends of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Carolina Herrera, the world renowned fashion designer, and Simon Diaz, one of the most beloved Latin American folk musicians.

Previously, he worked in TV programming and acquisitions, gaining strong knowledge of media business operations and content strategies.

Juan Andrés Bello developed a full series of production courses for Western University (London, Ontario), including an innovative course on Archive Images and a project focused on experiential learning and civic engagement. He currently teaches Media Production Foundations and Introduction to Video Theory and Production at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).

Juan Andrés Bello is a member of the Documentary Organization of Canada, the North American Association of Latino Producers and the Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada.


MIT 1070 First Year Foundations in Media Production 2021 Winter (2 sections) , 2020 Fall , 2020 Winter (2 sections) , 2019 Fall , 2019 Winter , 2018 Fall MIT 2601 Introduction to Video Theory and Production 2020 Fall , 2020 Winter , 2019 Fall (2 sections) , 2019 Winter , 2018 Fall MIT 3663 Special Topic in MIT: Advanced Video Production 2021 Winter