1. Maria Agui Carter, Producer/Director

    María Agui Carter immigrated to the U.S. from Ecuador as a child, grew up an undocumented "dreamer," and graduated from Harvard University. She produces films for PBS and cable, specializing in visually arresting and complex storytelling as a writer, director, and producer. She is an advocate for Latino and social issue filmmakers, serving as chair of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and past chair of the Filmmaker's Collaborative. She has been the winner of a a Rockefeller, a George Peabody Gardner, and a Warren Fellowship, and has served as a visiting scholar/artist at Harvard, Tulane, and Brandeis.