Launching of the Roberto Guerra Documentary Award


Kathy Brew and UnionDocs have announced the creation of the Roberto Guerra Documentary Award, an annual prize to be given to a (U.S. or foreign-born) Latino documentary filmmaker based in New York. Brew, Guerra’s long-time collaborator and wife, in partnership with UnionDocs, are establishing the award to honor Guerra’s legacy in the field. Originally from Peru, Guerra 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. Several projects, some based in Peru, remain to be completed.

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.

The award is currently setting up funds accepting donations, which are tax-deductible via UnionDocs. For more information contact Kathy Brew at (212) 481-4490 or