LAYERS OF A BAKER
Carla Franchesca | USA | 2019 | Documentary | 12 min
“The Layers of a Baker” is a short character-driven documentary about the life of a small business owner in Washington Heights, New York City, as he struggles to keep his business afloat. In this process, Marcos, who is a baker, has lost his family and home, now he sleeps in a room within the same shop, and many times he takes refuge in alcohol. Marcos has gradually entered a vicious circle that has not allowed him to change this lifestyle.
Carla Franchesca: Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Carla pursued a career in Social Communications, with a concentration in Journalism and Public Relations from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). However, she could not graduate because her family relocated to the United States in 2010. Since relocating Carla has volunteered extensively in community theater and film projects, and continued her studies at CUNY BMCC and CUNY CCNY’s BFA in Film and Video, where she is part of the first group ever to graduate from the Documentary Track. Carla currently holds a position as a production facilitator at MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, the public access television in Manhattan, where she continues working with the community. Her filmography includes the award-winning documentary Buhoneros (Street Vendors).