Ana Coyne Alonso
Ms. Alonso is a filmmaker whose work focuses on Nicaragua. She has written, directed and produced five short films which are currently being screened in various national and international festivals, art galleries and museums, including the Modern Museum of Art in New York and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Her last film, "White Dresses," received the 1995 Cary Grant Film Award of the Princess Grace Awards for emerging artists. She calls her work "interpretive" filmmaking--films utilizing both documentary and narrative strategies to convey meaning. Her films tell stories about Nicaragua from a woman's perspective. Each film attempts to understand the complex intersection of history, politics, religion, class and culture within Nicaragua in a way that reflects a larger context as well.