Anayansi Prado
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An award-winning documentary filmmaker and instructor, Anayansi Prado was born in Panama and moved to the United States as a teenager. She directed and produced the award-winning documentaries Maid in America (2004) about Latina domestic workers in LA; Children in No Man's Land (2008) about unaccompanied minors crossing the US/Mexico border; and Paraiso for Sale (2011) about American retirees moving to Panama -- all which were broadcast nationally on PBS. Her latest documentary, The Unafraid (2018), which tells the story of undocumented students in Georgia, premiered at the Full Frame Film festival where it was awarded the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Human Rights Award. The Unafraid will broadcast nationally on PBS Fall 2019. Anayansi is a Rockefeller Media Fellow and a Creative Capital Artist and has received support for her work from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation - Just Films, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, ITVS and other funders. Since 2009, Anayansi has served as a Film Expert for the State Department’s Film Diplomacy Program the American Film Showcase by screening her work and teaching film workshops around the world, including countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and South America. She attended Boston University where she received a B.A. in Film.