Monika Navarro is an independent documentary filmmaker and Producer for WORLD Channel (WGBH). Her debut documentary Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) aired on the 2009/10 season of the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens and was awarded Best Director at the 2009 Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza. Recently she Associate Produced America ReFramed and the Peabody award-winning six-hour PBS series The Latino Americans, which had a national primetime broadcast in September 2013. She’s produced short web videos for Univision and the PBS American Graduate initiative, and she is currently developing a new media project, Marked for Life, which will explore the impact of gang injunctions on individuals and public spaces. Monika has received support from ITVS, Latino Public Broadcasting, the LEF Moving Image Fund, Cal Humanities, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the City of Ventura Cultural Council for the Humanities, and the Color of Film Collaborative. A member of the National Association of Latino Producers (NALIP), Monika was a fellow at the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers Academy, the 2011 and 2013 NALIP Producer’s Academy, and a Filmmaker-in-Residence at WGBH. Monika has volunteered with the Guatemala Radio Project, blogged about contemporary art for Art:21, and was the festival coordinator for the 2005 Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video and Film Festival. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.
Monika will present Public Media Distribution at DYD New York.
About WORLD Channel
WORLD℠ is a 24/7, full service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers.
Launched in August 2007, WORLD is produced and distributed by WGBH/Boston, American Public Television(APT) and WNET/New York in association with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). WORLD is distributed by APT and is now carried by 68 licensees/158 stations representing more than 58% of U.S. TV households.WORLD’s television channel features such public television favorites as NOVA, Frontline, PBS Newshour, Nightly Business Report, Tavis Smiley, Global Voices, Pacific Heartbeat, Nature, Independent Lens, History Detectives, P.O.V. , Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Voces, Scully/The World Show, AfroPop, and Consuelo Mack: Wealthtrack. These programs are scheduled within seven days of their original broadcasts and include several exclusive broadcast premieres from independent and diverse program producers.