Anayansi Prado

Anayansi Prado was born in Panama and moved to the United States as a teenager. Her debut documentary Made in America about Latina domestic workers in Los Angeles, CA screened nationally on PBS series Independent Lens. Her second production, Children in No Man’s Land about unaccompanied minors crossing the US/Mexico border is part of the State Department’s American Documentary Showcase and it’s been screened in more than 30 countries around the world. PARAISO FOR SALE, her third independent production, takes Prado back to her homeland, Panama to explore the impact American retirees and developers are having on the local community of Bocas del Toro Panama. Anayansi is a recipient of a Rockefeller Media Fellowship and has received funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Creative Capital, ITVS, Latino Public Broadcasting, The Pacific Pioneer Fund, The Paul Robeson Media Fund, The Fledgling Foundation and Chicken and Egg Pictures. As of recently, she received grants from the Cultural Program division of the State Department to teach documentary filmmaking in Burma and Paraguay. Ms. Prado is the founder of Impacto Films and the non-profit Impacto Project. She holds a BA in Film from Boston University. Anayansi resides in Los Angeles, California.

Production Credits

Director of Photography
Victor Mares

Esteban Arguello

Supervising Producer
Lyn Goldfarb

Original Score Composer
Robert F. Trucios

Featured Music by
Ruben Blades

Supervising Editor
Tom Miller

Additional Editing
Carla Gutierrez

Additional Cinematography
Hilda Mercado
Anayansi Prado