Aurora Guerrero: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a  filmmakerLGBT director, and screenwriter from California, who describes as activist first and filmmaker second. She focuses on collaborative work with her communities creating art forms that offer opportunities for dialogue and education.
  • In 2005 her short film “Pura Lengua” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Her second short film, “Viernes Girl” won the 2005 HBO/New York International Latino Film Festival short film competition.
  • In 2012, Guerrero made her feature film debut at the Sundance Film Festival with Mosquita y Mari becoming the first Chicana filmmaker to debut a feature-length film who was also previously a Sundance Institute and Ford Foundation Fellow.
  • The film tells the coming-of-age story of two teen Chicanas in Huntington Park, California who form a relationship ignited by sexual attraction. Guerrero describes an attraction to speaking about “actual violence within silence,” taboo subjects that are not easily spoken about between parents and children.
  • Guerrero’s achievements led to a slot in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2006 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

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