Amada is a Central American filmmaker and film programmer. As an artist that has grieved displacement due to armed conflict, Amada is passionate about exploring the body-earth territory, memory and collective storytelling. For six years Amada was programmer for the Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia, S.C., and her documentary work has been exhibited at BlackStar Film Festival, Femme Frontera, and Skirball Cultural Center in LA amongst others,. She is a 2021 Rockwood/JustFilms Fellow, a 2016 NALAC Leadership Institute fellow, and a Brown Girls Doc Mafia member. Currently, Amada is developing their first feature film in El Salvador.