Making a film about Máxima Acuña Atalaya—one of the most talked about and emblematic characters in Peru—made me realize why the stories I told truly mattered.
Author: Mariel Sosa
Mariel Sosa, a Peruvian Director and Photographer, was born in 1996. Since a young age, Sosa entered the world of documentary and narrative filmmaking, shooting and editing her own content on the go. She recently completed a Bachelors degree in Film Production and Art History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, a city she now calls home. During her college years, she worked for London Alley Entertainment, a music video production company that features artists such Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, etc. During that time, Sosa also worked and produced several independent short films, video clips, and documentaries. Her first documentary, Phantasiaman, produced in Germany, brought her international recognition and was screened in Seattle at the largest youth film festival in the world.