Luis Argueta, is a film director and producer, who has been telling transnational immigrant stories since 1977. His feature film The Silence of Neto, the coming of age story of a 12 year-old boy in 1954 Cold-war-Guatemala, ​is the first Guatemalan film internationally recognized and the first Guatemalan production ever to be submitted to the Academy Awards. The Guardian newspaper, listed Mr. Argueta as one of Guatemala’s National Living Icons, alongside Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and Singer/Songwriter Ricardo Arjona. Luis Argueta is the first and only filmmaker to be awarded Guatemala’s Orden del Quetzal in the degree of Grand Officer. He recently produced and directed the “Nuestra Patria / Nuestro Futuro,” an unaccompanied minors television campaign for the US Customs and Border Patrol. Argueta is currently a consultant for the Migration Policy Institute on a project about migration pressures, patterns, return migration, and reintegration of returning migrants in Mexico and the Northern Triangle