Filmmakers and Producers

Peter Barbosa

Peter was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After moving to Texas at the age of 18, he received his BS and PhD in Biochemistry in 1991. Following his relocation to San Francisco, he completed photography and cinematography studies at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. While at these institutions he has studied under several acclaimed photographers, including Ken Light, Polly Steinmetz and Janice Giarracco, and award-winning cinematographers, Emiko Omori and David
Brown. He is a co-founder of EyeBite Productions.


I Exist: Voices from the Lesbian and Gay Middle Eastern Community in the US
Peter Barbosa & Garrett Lenoir
Producer: Peter Barbosa
2003, 56 min., Color, US
“I Exist” is a documentary exploring individual journeys of Lesbian and Gay people of Middle Eastern cultures living in the United States. The cultural and religious challenges that many Lesbian and Gay Middle Eastern people endure are unparalleled. This documentary shows the journey many take in l...

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