Cristina Ibarra is a Chicana filmmaker who has been making award-winning independent films that explore the US-Mexico border for the past fifteen years. Her new documentary, Las Marthas, premiered on Independent Lens last year. The New York Times calls it "a striking alternative portrait of border life." Her PBS documentary collaboration, The Last Conquistador, had a national broadcast on POV. USA Today called the film "Heroic". Dirty Laundry: A Homemade Telenovela, her first short fiction, won multiple awards and was broadcast on PBS. She's currently a Sundance Women's Initiative fellow and is working on a new documentary, The Infiltrators.