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Miguel Silveira is a Brazilian-American Screenwriter/Director and Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Miguel studied filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago and later received an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University in New York City. He has taught at the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in Cuba, Columbia College Chicago, Columbia University, School of Creative and Performing Arts, and from his award-winning short films Namibia Brazil, Rooftop Wars, and Devil’s Work to his recent features American Thief (2020) and The Last Election and Other Love Stories (2021), Miguel’s work celebrates topics related to human dignity and development. His projects have received support from the Sloan Foundation, The Director's Guild of America, Cine Qua Non Storylines Lab, the Jerome Foundation, and IFP/The Gotham.