About The FILMMAKERS
KATIA MAGUIRE (Director, Producer)
Katia Maguire is an Emmy nominated producer and director. She produced Participant Media’s Kingdom of Shadows, a documentary about the lives of three witnesses to the U.S.-Mexico “drug war” that aired on PBS’ POV in the fall of 2016 and was nominated for a 2017 News and Documentary Emmy Award. She recently was post-production supervisor on the documentary "RBG" about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was released in theaters nationwide and will broadcast on CNN in the fall. She also produced The Graduates/Los Graduados, a bilingual series about Latino high school students that broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2013. Previously, Katia worked for veteran public television journalist Bill Moyers on his PBS series Moyers & Company and Bill Moyers Journal. She was a senior associate producer on Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS series about the role of women in modern conflict, and co-producer on Quest for Honor, a documentary about violence against women in Iraq that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was short-listed for the 2010 Academy Awards. Katia was a 2016 Impact Partners Documentary Producing Fellow and has received fellowships from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Producer's Academy, the Union Docs Collaborative Studio, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Latino Producer's Academy, and the Flaherty Film Seminar.
APRIL HAYES (Director, Producer)
April Hayes is a is a Los Angeles-based documentary director, producer, and creative director. As a producer, her recent projects include feature documentary The Sentence, an intimate film about the longterm impacts of mass incarceration and mandatory minimum sentencing on one family, which premiered in competition and won the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival 2018 and will air on HBO in October 2018; and LYNCHING IN AMERICA, a multimedia documentary project with the Equal Justice Initiative on the history of lynching and racial terror in America that has won a Bronze Lion award at Cannes, two Webby awards, and went on to become a traveling exhibit at Brooklyn Museum and EJI’s The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. Recent directing projects include a short documentary as part of Google’s #ShowUp campaign documenting the current state of Pride movements around the country, "Respond & Rebuild," about Occupy’s post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways that was featured on Democracy Now! in 2013, and directed with Katia Maguire, "God is a Garden" (2015), about an order of environmentalist nuns. April also works as an archivist, most notably managing Bob Dylan’s media archive for seven years, and working as an in-house producer for his film and video projects. Forthcoming projects include feature documentaries directed by Martin Scorsese and David O. Russell, and the launch of Google’s first-ever documentary series “Search On” telling stories at the intersection of tech and humanity.