Aurora Guerrero


“Film has the unique ability to provoke conversation and shift culture,” says Aurora Guerrero. “As a queer BIPOC, it’s vital to my well-being, and that of my family’s, that I take part in that cultural production. This is what ultimately drives me to do what I do.” Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, the queer, Chicana screenwriter and director has amassed a multitude of impressive credits. Guerrero graduated from University of California-Berkeley and California Institute of the Arts. In 2005, she was chosen as a Sundance Institute Ford Foundation film fellow, and participated in their Native Indigenous Lab with her screenplay Mosquita Y Mari, a coming of age story about two teenage Chicana girls in California and their attraction to one another, which then premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Guerrero has directed episodes of television shows including Queen Sugar, The Other Black Girl, Blindspotting, and Little America, among others. Having worked together on Queen Sugar, Ava DuVernay recommended Guerrero to Lin-Manuel Miranda to direct the music video for Andra Day’s cover of “Burn” from The Hamilton Mixtape album.

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