Brenda Ávila-Hanna is a filmmaker and educator from Mexico City currently living in California. Her work has been showcased at HotDocs, Lakino Berlin, HBO, PBS, Fusion Network and more. Brenda was part of the inaugural cohort of DOC NYC’s “Documentary Industry New Leaders” and a 2021 Rockwood/Just Films Fellow. She is a member-owner of the film distribution cooperative New Day Films and a co-director of the Video Consortium MX. Brenda is a programmer and Artist Development lead for the Watsonville Film Festival and a Research Fellow and Lecturer at UC Santa Cruz.