Kristy Guevara-Flanagan is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and multimedia storyteller whose work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic and HBO. She is an expert in exploring women's issues from a global perspective and her films have been praised for their unique, personal style.
Guevara-Flanagan was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Film and Digital Media. She then earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.
Guevara-Flanagan has worked on numerous documentary projects, including “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (2012), which examines the roots of female superheroes in popular culture and their lasting influence. The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2013 New York City International Film Festival.
Her most recent documentary, “Dream On” (2015), looks at the lives of undocumented immigrants living and working in the US. The film won the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS.
Guevara-Flanagan has also worked on a variety of other projects, including an interactive documentary about the life of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, a multimedia project about the lives of women in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, and a film about the music and culture of the African diaspora in the US.
In addition to her documentary work, Guevara-Flanagan has taught at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and other universities. She has also served as a juror and panelist at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Guevara-Flanagan’s work is driven by a passion for telling stories that are often overlooked in mainstream media. By combining her unique visual style and ability to connect with her subjects, she creates thoughtful, meaningful films that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.