Carolina Rivera Escamilla Carolina Rivera Escamilla is a writer, performer and filmmaker. Born in El Salvador, she was granted political asylum in Canada in 1985. Four years later, as the Berlin Wall fell and the guerillas of El Salvador made their final offensive; Carolina joined the massive immigration of Salvadorans to Los Angeles so she could be more involved with the culture and politics of her community. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing at University of California, Los Angeles. A Fellow in the PEN USA Rosenthal Foundation’s Emerging Voices Program, her story The Funeral was included in Strange Cargo, a Pen Emerging Voices Anthology. Director, writer, and producer of the documentary: Manlio Argueta, Poets and Volcanoes.