The Roberto Guerra Documentary Fund has been established to honor the filmmaker’s life and work. Originally from Peru, Roberto came to New York as a young, aspiring filmmaker to meet the cinema verité pioneers. He was inspired to create a number of films while living in New York and Europe. He continued to shoot and produce through the last year of his life.
The Roberto Guerra Documentary Award will be an annual prize given to a documentary filmmaker from Latin America or US-Latino based in New York. Kathy Brew, Roberto’s long-time collaborator and wife, is working to honor the memory of Roberto by supporting and encouraging an emerging filmmaker in the creation of his or her documentary work. In the spirit of Roberto Guerra’s intuitive and sensitive eye, the Award aims to recognize a Latin American or US-Latino artist who is developing his or her own vision through innovative documentary art and at the same time responds to the issues of our times.
Experts in the field of documentary art will choose the recipient from a pool of nominees. The award will be presented each year in the spring. UnionDocs will serve as the non-profit administrator of the fund and will conduct the selection process and panel review. Purchase purchase beconase aq All donations are tax-deductible via UnionDocs. To find out more about Roberto Guerra, and to make a donation, please visit: