Patricia Cardoso, a filmmaker, writer and director, moved to the U.S. in 1987. She has directed “The Water Carrier,” “Real Women Have Curves,” “Lies in Plain Sight,” “The Air Globes,” “Meddling Mom,” “Ro,” “La Clave,” and “El Paseo de Teresa.”

Cardoso was the first Latina ever to win a Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Audience Award and to receive a Student Academy Award. She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the Directors branch in 2017. In 2018 Ava DuVernay tapped her to helm an episode of her acclaimed series Queen Sugar. You can see Patricia on NALIP’s 20th Anniversary ‘Storytellers Roundtable.’

View Patricia’s work here!