Dennis Maxwell

Dennis Maxwell was born in Santiago, Chile, and the first significant present he received as a boy was a camera. At that moment Dennis began to dedicate himself to capturing images. Later on, he started telling stories.

Dennis traveled to California following promises of gold. After working in a hundred different fields, he studied film. Some years ago, he stumbled upon radio, they liked each other, and since then he's used sound to tell the stories that follow him. Dennis' work has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times Op-Docs, the KQED “Spark” series, Providencia Film Festival (Chile), Festival Internacional Global Bogotá (Colombia), BBC Mundo, Radio Ambulante , and Public Radio International’s The World .


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