Anayansi Prado, Director
Born in Panama, Anayansi Prado earned a B.A. in broadcasting and film from Boston University. Shortly after graduation, she worked for Women Make Movies and Castle Hill Productions. In 1998, Prado moved to Los Angeles where she founded Impacto Films, a production company geared toward the production of documentaries with a social impact. A recipient of two John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grants, Prado was the co-director and co-producer of a documentary on the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, a cross-country trip designed to bring awareness and change to the working conditions of immigrants in the United States. Maid in America is her first documentary.