Princess Grace Award:
Film Graduate, 2015
Lindsey Cordero, Co-Director / Writer
Lindsey Cordero was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology and is a candidate in the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College of The City University of New York. Cordero's films experiment and push the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction story telling. Recently her work focuses mainly on immigration, survival and identity of undocumented Mexicans living in New York. She spent many years doing fieldwork in indigenous communities in Mexico, researching and recording centuries old traditions.
Cordero co-directed the TV documentary Firmes, Mexicans in the Bronx (Nat Geo Latino, 2013) about a group of Mexican undocumented Immigrants who have left the gang life behind and formed a Lowrider car club in the Bronx. Cordero worked as sound operator and additional editor on the documentary feature Havana Motor Club (2015) directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Cordero recently received the 2015 Princess Grace Film Honorarium for her first feature documentary I’m Leaving Now, and she is co-producing the independent feature film On the 7th Day written and directed by Jim McKay.