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Emmai Alaquiva, once homeless is now a four-time Emmy Award-winning film director/photographer for Roc Nation, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, CBS Sports Network, Brooklyn Public Library, AMAZON, BMW, The ROOTS and more.


Additionally, this poised TEDx speaker has worked with some of the world’s most notable icons from Harry Belafonte, Dr. Maya Angelou to Questlove and Colman Domingo. The talant has been utilized by prestigious institutions including Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and The Smithsonian Institute. In 2023, Alaquiva was selected to help oversee the film visuals by Roc Nation for Jay Z's ground-breaking exhibit, ‘The BOOK OF HOV’. Most recently, he was appointed  by Governor Josh Shapiro to serve as Vice Chair of the ARTS for the State of Pennsylvania and his philanthropic community impact has been recognized by President Barak Obama.


His latest project is a feature documentary film about Black and Brown infant mortality called ‘The Ebony Canal’. With a mission of crystallizing the human spirit through cinematic and purposeful storytelling his palpable work has been featured on Good Morning America, Forbes Magazine and The New York Times.

“The Sky is NOT the Limit” - Emmai Alaquiva

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