Emily Cohen Ibañez | BAVC

Emily Cohen Ibañez

Emily Cohen Ibañez

2019 National MediaMaker Fellows
Emily Cohen Ibañez 2019 BAVC MediaMaker Fellow Headshot - Emily stands at the bank of a small lake surrounded by bare trees, she wears a black hoodie over a hot pink eyelet blouse with a dimpled smile, bobbed hair frames her face, the camera angled down

Emily Cohen Ibañez

2019 National MediaMaker Fellows

Colombian-American filmmaker, Emily Cohen Ibañez makes films about global labor and gender politics in science/tech, militarism, and food systems. She earned her doctorate in Anthropology (2011) with a certificate in Culture and Media at New York University. Her film work pairs cinematic excellence with social activism, advocating for labor, environmental, and health justice. The National Science Foundation, Fulbright Colombia, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and SFFILM FilmHouse Residency Program amongst others have supported her work. 

Fruits of Labor is the story of Ashley, an American high school student traversing the seen and unseen forces that keep her family trapped in a cycle of poverty.  What does it mean to live a dignified life as a working-poor young woman of color in the wealthiest nation of the world?