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Theresa Navarro

Co-Director / COO
Catapult Film Fund

Theresa is a Pinay cultural worker and working mama whose career in media arts spans two decades. Prior to Catapult, she served as vice president of external affairs at American Documentary, the New York-based nonprofit behind Emmy Award-winning series ‘POV’ on PBS. An Independent Spirit Award-nominated producer, her credits include Chinatown sports documentary 9-Man, Peabody Award-winning anthology series ‘America Reframed’ on WORLD Channel, and sci-fi feminist feature Advantageous, which won the Special Prize for Collaborative Vision at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

In addition to her work in film and media, Theresa contributes to public discourse on community, identity and power by and about marginalized folx as a writer, performer, and educator. She engages in field-wide conversations through community-based collectives including A-Doc, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, and Color Congress, and has participated on panels, workshops and juries at the Australian International Documentary Conference, Allied Media Conference, Hawaii International Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and SXSW, among others. In 2011, Theresa was nationally recognized as one of 15 Asian Pacific American Women Leaders for her media arts work.

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Events featuring Theresa Navarro
Events featuring Theresa Navarro