Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life - L.A.
TV News Anchor Presents An Original Digital Video Documentary Debuting
Velez-Mitchell uses cutting edge streaming
media technology to take the world along on her inner voyage of
(INTERNET WIRE) -- Los Angeles television news
anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell turns the camera on herself in a bold and
unique journey. Velez-Mitchell uses cutting edge streaming media technology
to take the world along on her inner voyage of self-discovery. This
technique heralds a trend in using the web and new digital media tools
to share personal life experiences and histories with global audiences
in a way that has been a practical impossibility up until now. "The
Internet has created a new generation of digital video artists who
are bypassing the traditional pathways and telling their stories directly
to the audiences who elect to download them," said Velez-Mitchell.
"Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life" is a 31 minute family
exploration that premieres today as the featured documentary on
the much talked about Internet film site www.ifilm.com.
Velez-Mitchell went on this journey to explore and understand
her mother's mysterious past. Anita Velez, a Puerto Rican former
circus and vaudeville performer, now eighty four years old, has
managed to continue literally "dancing through life."
Velez-Mitchell, trying to piece together a murky past, takes her
mother back in time to a place that sheds light on family secrets
and helps Velez-Mitchell come to terms with her own life.
Velez-Mitchell spent three years following and interviewing her
mother for the documentary "Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life."
It is her first foray into the documentary genre, but she has been
writing, producing and reporting in the television news business
for more than 20 years.
Currently, Velez-Mitchell anchors and reports at KCAL-TV, Channel
9 in Los Angeles, where she has worked for the last ten years. Previously,
she worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at WCBS-TV, Channel
2 in New York. She has also worked at news stations in Philadelphia,
Minneapolis and Fort Myers, Florida.
Velez-Mitchell was born and raised in New York, graduating from
New York University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She has
won numerous awards for her work, including local Emmys and Golden
Over the years she has covered a wide variety of watershed events
including several Papal tours, the L.A. riots, the O.J. Simpson
trial and Princess Diana's funeral in London. Velez-Mitchell has
reported live during hurricanes in Puerto Rico, reported from India
after a major earthquake there and traveled to Armenia after a devastating
quake rocked that region of the world.
more about the film "Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life" on IFILM.com