Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film


Ramona S. Diaz is an Asian-American filmmaker known for her compelling character-driven documentaries that combine her profound appreciation for cinematic aesthetics with potent storytelling.

Artist Bio

The Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film explores the relationship between fear and the institutions empowered to protect us. The story itself is a meditation on power: who amasses it and who relinquishes it, what is gained and what is lost in the transaction?


Award Year
2019
Status

In Progress

Ramona S. Diaz

Baltimore, MD

Ramona S. Diaz is an Asian-American filmmaker known for her compelling character-driven documentaries that combine a profound appreciation for cinematic aesthetics and potent storytelling. Her work demonstrates an uncanny ability to gain intimate access to the people she films—including rock stars, first ladies, dissidents, teachers, or mothers—resulting in keenly observed moments and nuanced narratives. While her films focus on stories of Filipinos and Filipino Americans, her work tells universal truths about the human condition.

Her films have screened and won awards at Sundance, the Berlinale, Tribeca, and the Viennale among many other top-tier festivals. Diaz’s film, Motherland, won an award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and had its international premiere at the Berlinale. It was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Peabody. Diaz was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 2016 and in 2017 she received a Women at Sundance Fellowship and a Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award.