I Am Latina
The journey of Latin women who immigrated to North America and started being perceived as something they are not.
A group of Latin American women take us on the journey of their past experiences being labeled under stereotypes based on their ethnicity. They share their frustration and their inability to act when put in those situations. Together and accompanied by other Latin American
women, they join forces to share their personal stories and bring this topic forward, allowing audiences to understand the struggle of being a woman whose body and personality is expected to match an objectifying stereotype.
Meet the Team!
Director/Editor - Emilia Mieres
Hi, my name is Emilia Mieres, I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and I am the creator and director of “I Am Latina”. I’m very excited about seeing how little by little this project has come to life. When I first thought about this concept, I wanted to do something to portray the common experiences that Latina women go through as immigrants/family background. I love having the opportunity to share so many different stories from different people but within one community. I hope you guys are excited to hear them.
Sound - Christian Caniete
Hi! My name is Christian and I am looking forward to working on this documentary because I think it has a very strong message about stereotypes and discrimination that I hope to illustrate through the power of sound!
BTS - Daisy Gao
Hi, I’m Daisy. I’m working as BTS camera and also helping with the color correction for Latina. I’m looking forward to help women from different cultural backgrounds to tell their stories and hope to make some differences.
Co-Producer - Jaime Rebanal
Hello! My name is Jaime Rebanal, and I am very happy to be a part of I Am Latina as a producer. I've been an avid film lover since I was a kid, and thus being a part of the team here is a huge honour for myself.
Director of Photography - Layla Stork
Hi, my name is Layla Stork. My role in this documentary is Director of Photography, I will be creating the B-roll, shooting the interviews and recreating scenes through the documentary. I am currently in my 3rd year at Sheridan College studying Bachelor of Film and Television. I am looking forward to this documentary as it shows what it is like to be Latina in Canada. As someone who doesn't have Latin heritage I love to see this POV from subjects across Canada
Co-Producer - Charlie Sirbu
Hi there, I am Charlie. I am looking forward to showing the different yet similar experiences all subjects have gone through!
Story Editor - Michaela Aguirre
Hi, my name is Michaela! I'm a story editor for this documentary. As a Latina myself, I'm most looking forward to hearing other people's stories and experiences on this very important topic!