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Mariales Diaz ’19

Mariales Diaz ’19 is a queer, gender expansive Dominican immigrant raised in Brooklyn. They create documentaries and narratives focused on exploring human relationships, the conceptualization of the “American Dream,” and intersectionalities within identity.

Their storytellings center Black and brown trans and gender expansive folxs. Diaz is a Fall 2019 Creative Culture Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center and a 2019 NeXtDoc Fellow.

They are currently working on a second short film with Creative Culture, exploring the story of two enamored teenage girls seeking revenge on one of their assaulters.

They were one of ten named to the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow program in the class of 2020.