Anayansi Prado

Los Angeles, CA

Anayansi Prado is a documentary filmmaker who was born in Panama and moved to the United States as a teenager. She directed and produced the award-winning documentaries Maid in America about Latina domestic workers; Children in No Man’s Land about unaccompanied minors crossing the border; and Paraiso for Sale about American moving to Panama. Anayansi is a Visiting Professor at the UCLA Film School, and serves as a Film Expert for State Department’s film diplomacy program The American Film Showcase. Prado co-founded Impacto Project, a non-profit organization committed to providing media training to youth in disadvantaged communities the US and abroad. Anayansi is in post-production of The Unafraid, a documentary about undocumented students in Georgia which has banned them from attending the state’s top public universities.