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BIPOC Film Project - Plaza Latina

The Shoreline Film Office is pleased to share the next video from the three-part series highlighting local BIPOC-owned small businesses!

Presented by Alma Mía Productions

The Shoreline Film Office is excited to continue to share with you the now completed Local Business BIPOC Film Project! The City of Shoreline, ShoreLake Arts, and Shoreline Community College co-produced the Film Project with major support from the Port of Seattle. The BIPOC Film Project celebrates diversity within the Shoreline business community and helps support the local growing media production industry. Project goals include:

  • Supporting local filmmakers with an emphasis on those additionally disadvantaged by discrimination and unconscious bias.

  • Identifying lessons learned and recommendations for the meaningful inclusivity in the Shoreline Film Office as our media industry grows.

- A word from Director Sandra Garcia-Arceo -

"We will be releasing videos for Black Coffee Northwest, Plaza Latina and Teriyaki Plus which are all BIPOC-owned, and women-owned Shoreline businesses. These businesses all focus on creating a community, whether that means creating a hub for youth, access to food from an array of countries, or bringing a piece of home and comfort through food. Being able to tell their stories was very touching because we were able to see how each owner has fostered a family with their colleagues and community." - Sandra Garcia-Arceo

Film 2: Plaza Latina, Shoreline, WA


We’re excited to spotlight Plaza Latina in the second video in the series. Plaza Latina is a Latin retail store that sells a variety of products from Mexico, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.


We're a store that offers a little bit from every country, so our customers feel like they have a little piece of home. A little bit of each thing they use daily. In this store we also have a bakery. Butcher shop. We have a hair salon. And where we make tortillas. Fresh tortillas daily." - Marco Rojo, Plaza Latina Manager

Visit Plaza Latina at: 17034 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133



The Shoreline Film Office would like to thank the participating businesses in this project for allowing Alma Mía Productions to interview and spend time filming in their workspace. We also want to thank Sandra Garcia-Arceo for taking the lead on this production and directing three wonderful videos in our first year. And of course a big thank you to the entire crew!

Video Production Crew:

Director: Sandra Garcia-Arceo DP: Avery Johnson 1st AC: Brandon Ramirez Gaffer: Abdul Kassamali Sound Mixer: Daniel Tran CCO: Sierra Jones PA: Gabriel Gutierrez PA: Marie Litzinger


Editor: Sandra Garcia-Arceo Colorist: T.K. Johnson Music Composer: Jeff Chambers



Many thanks to the Port of Seattle for support!

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