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Ismael Cala films a series in Puerto Rico, on its history and culture

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspirational author, lecturer and communicator Ismael Cala is in Puerto Rico to film the series "Ismael Cala en Puerto Rico," his first television project after finishing his work with CNN en Español.

Puerto Rico will be the setting of several projects in which Cala will make the island's potential known.

"Ismael Cala en Puerto Rico" is a series that will consist of five 1 hour episodes. It will be broadcasted in Latin America, the United States and locally. The series aims to highlight the history, culture and attributes of the country through interviews with personalities who have made a lasting impact from the island of enchantment to the world. The interviewees will include artists, actors, designers, athletes, writers, historians and businessmen.

The filming will take place at locations of symbolic and tourist interest such as El Yunque, Luquillo, Viejo San Juan, Ponce, museums, and others such as Vieques and Culebra.

"I am very excited about my return to Puerto Rico for this project, which is the first of many that will mark this new phase in my working life," Ismael Cala remarked. "This program will be a great opportunity to make known the wide range of things that this island has to offer, and especially, to be able to work with a production whose talent is 100% boricua," he added.

Among the personalities he will be interviewing are Mayra Santos-Febres, Nick Quijano, Antonio Martorell, Pablo Rubio, Santiago Villar, the Cortes y Serralles family, Ednita Nazario, Nidia Caro, Chayanne, Jose Feliciano, Victor Manuelle, Lucecita Benitez, Yolandita Monge, Andy Montañez, Siete, Tito "El Bambino," Gilberto Santa Rosa, Rafael Ithier, Danny Rivera, Stella Nolasco, Modesto Lacen, Jacobo Morales, Carlos Delgado and Monica Puig.


Ismael Cala is an inspirational author, lecturer and communicator.  For more than five years he was host of the prime time interview show CALA on CNN en Español. He is currently an official contributor on the show Despierta América ('Wake up America') on Univisión network, and writes a weekly column for more than 50 publications in Latin America and the United States.

He is author of the bestsellers La vida es una piñata ('Life is a piñata') (2016), El analfabeto emocional ('The emotional illiterate') (2016),  El poder de escuchar ('The power of listening') (2013), Un buen hijo de P ('A real S.O.B.') (2014), and El secreto del bambú ('The secret of the bamboo') (2015). Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1969, and has a degree in Art History from Universidad de Oriente. He graduated from the School of Communication at York University in Toronto and has a degree from Seneca in Television Production.

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