Welcome to Xica Media!

Meet the Team

Xica Media

We are a team of industry experts with a wealth of experience and technical knowledge that can help you drive your project forward. Whether you need media, film, web services, or audio/music services, we can help.

Iris Rodriguez

Laura Varela

Ce Acatl Borsegui

Iris Rodriguez

Founder / Director / Producer

Iris Rodriguez is a network producer, digital strategist, artist, and poet from San Antonio, Texas. Her body of work sits at the intersection of social justice, digital strategy, and the arts with specific focus on  environmental justice, family detention, decolonization, cultural arts, digital resistance, feminism, and public archives. 

She is a graduate of the (former) Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the Racial Justice Communications by the Praxis Project (National Labor College, Washington, D.C.) as well as the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (George Washington University, Washington, D.C.) In 2009 she was awarded the Cesar E. Chavez “Si Se Puede“ Award by People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER.) 

Laura Varela

Director / Producer

Laura Varela’s work is influenced by growing up on the US/Mexico Border in El Paso, Texas.  Her work explores ideological, cultural, linguistic and physical borders through the use of film and contemporary art installations. She has received awards from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Humanities Texas,and Latino Public Broadcasting’s Public Media Content Fund and ITVS.  Her installation work has exhibited at several galleries and museums including the San Antonio Museum of Art, Art Pace, The Blue Star Center for Contemporary Art, the UTSA Downtown Gallery and Luminaria SA. She is a alumni of the PBS Producer’s Academy, The NALIP Producer’s Academy,  and the University of Texas Radio TV and Film program and started her film career working on feature films, most notably Selena.

Ce Acatl Borsegui

Director / Producer

Ce Acatl Borsegui is an intergenerational musican and expert in indigenous Mexican instrumentation. As a teacher and performer, he has composed music and performed on stages around the world, (Hong Kong, US, Mexico) and played live at the Olympics in Brazil in 2010. He has taught numerous courses to people of all ages and backgrounds about indigenous music and as healing therapy.

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