Lucía Flórez is a director and documentary filmmaker with a decade of experience developing short films on social and environmental issues. She was a Fulbright scholar, obtaining a master’s degree in Documentary Filmmaking in New York and Los Angeles. There she directed Paperthin (2018), and Mamá (2019). She received the Yvonne Hebert Award for UN Women and the Matthew Modine Master’s Scholarship. In 2021 she became National Geographic Explorer and she directed her most recent documentary short film: Shirampari: Legacies of the River (Mountainfilm 2023).