Talena Sanders
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Talena Sanders is a filmmaker, artist, & educator who makes moving image works that explore women’s experiences, identity, and history through an expansive sense of the possibilities of the documentary form. Her work has been screened, exhibited, and collected internationally, including at FID Marseille, RIDM, Viennale, DokuFest Kosovo, BFI London Film Festival, and First Look at Museum of the Moving Image. Her first feature documentary, Liahona, is distributed by Documentary Educational Resources and won the CAMIRA jury prize at Play-Doc Tui. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies and the director of the undergraduate Film Studies program at Sonoma State University.