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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Katia Lara on Environmental Justice: Defending the Environment through Documentary Work

October 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Katia Lara (Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1967) is a Director and Producer, and founder of Terco Producciones. Her work focuses on human rights (gender and political participation), and environmental justice affairs in Honduras and Central America. After studying visual arts in Honduras and Mexico, she began working in radio. She became news editor for news networks Notimex, Imevisión and CNN En Español, and fixer for Central American war correspondents Epigmenio Ibarra and Ronnie Lovler. After the signing of the Peace Agreements in 1992, she moved to San Salvador where she worked in advertising. Then in 1998, she studied film directing at the Eliseo Subiela School of Cinematography, in Argentina. In 2003, she returned to Honduras where she co-founded Terco Producciones. Katia Lara is member of the Network of Latin America and Caribbean Documentarians 21st Century and member of the Advisory Council of CINERGIA – Fund for the Promotion of Cinema in Central America and Cuba. Her films include: De larga distancia (2000); Corazón abierto (2005); Quién dijo miedo, Honduras de un golpe… (2010); Berta Vive (2016); and Berta Soy Yo (2022).

Her film Berta Vive won the best documentary at the Guadalajara Film Festival (2017).

Lunch will be served.