Victor Pineda is an award winning documentary filmmaker, urban planner, social entrepreneur, and globally recognized disability rights advocate. His films have screened at international festivals around the world, including the American Documentary Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival, Marbella International Film Festival, Oaxaca Film Fest, and Boston Latino International Film Festival, among others. His last documentary, Beauty Factory, was acquired by Gravitas Ventures, had a worldwide release and is currently the #3 All time bestseller on iTunes for Spanish Language Documentaries. He has additionally produced pieces for the United Nations, Paralympics, the Courage Center and the World Bank.
He founded the Pineda Foundation/World Enabled, a global nonprofit that promotes the rights of people with disabilities. He holds a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA, is a two time presidential appointee in the Obama Administration, and is the recipient of the Jefferson Award, a Fulbright- Hays Fellowship to the United Arab Emirates, and the Tom Clausen Award for leadership in business and public policy. He is proudest of his ability to breathe deeply.