Director/Producer Kimberly Bautista is a Princess Grace Award recipient, a recipient of the prestigious yearlong Latino Artists Mentorship from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), and a 2010 NALIP Latino Producers Academy Fellow. Kimberly’s debut feature length documentary film, Justice for my Sister, received funding from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Latino Public Broadcasting, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, and the Dutch Embassy in Guatemala and has screened in over 150 communities in Guatemala with the help of the Guatemalan Justice for my Sister advocacy team. Kimberly launched a text message-based hotline in Guatemala to supplement the film and to connect audiences to services, resources, and counseling after community screenings.
In 2006, Kimberly founded and directed the Intercultural Web Exchange, a video pen-pal web program between young women in Quito, Ecuador and young Chicana women in Pomona, California. She has since worked as a freelance field producer both in Latin America and California for clients in the non-profit sector (Hebrew Immigrant Aide Society, The UN Refugee Agency), the corporate sector (Herbalife), and television (LATV, The Learning Channel). Kimberly holds a Master’s in Social Documentation from University of California, Santa Cruz for film production.