Feb. 1, 2011
“Necessity is the engine that moves people in ways they might have never imagined.”
With these few words, Luis Carlos Davis, UA alumnus, graduate student and award-winning director encapsulates the greatest lesson he has learned from his work as a filmmaker and storyteller. As a son of the Arizona-Mexico border region of Nogales, Davis understands necessity, and that need has driven him to become who he is today.“At the beginning, I wasn’t a great student.” He struggled with school, but he discovered his talents in art, band and drama. While his siblings were better students by nature, he had to make the conscious decision to become more disciplined. It took years, even on up through his first years at a community college, but his work paid off.