Collaborative Fellow 2011
Katia Maguire is currently co-director/producer of “Jessica Gonzales vs. The United States of America” her first feature length documentary about a domestic violence survivor who sues the police for non-enforcement of a restraining order and pursues her case to the Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal. The film has received development funding from ITVS and was awarded the 2010 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. Katia was recently senior associate producer for the forthcoming PBS series Women War and Peace, a five part documentary series that looks at conflict through the lens of women’s experiences. She also recently worked as an associate producer with veteran award-winning journalist Bill Moyers for PBS’ Bill Moyers Journal and was a co-producer on Quest for Honor, a documentary about women and honor-based violence in the Kurdish region of Iraq that premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was short-listed for the 2010 Academy Awards. She has also worked on various documentaries for the PBS series American Masters and was an animation and field producer for television shows and independent films at the post-production company Edgeworx. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in Latin American Studies and Foreign Affairs with a focus on women’s issues.