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As Long As We Can

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan


Director, As Long As We Can

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan is a professor at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television, where she holds the MFA Documentary concentration. She has been making documentary films that focus on gender and representation for nearly two decades, starting with an experimental film about a blow-up doll. Her first feature, Going On 13 (2009), covers four years in the lives of four adolescent girls; it premiered at Tribeca and was broadcast on PBS. Her feature is Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Heroines (2012) traces the evolution of the comic book hero Wonder Woman as a way to reflect on society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film garnered numerous awards, premiered at SXSW, and was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. Her short, What Happened To Her (2016) – about the prevalence of images of dead women on screen – premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian Film Festival, receiving an honorable mention for best short. More recently, Kristy completed the experimental feature Mother Time (2018), a diaristic portrait of parenting, and the documentary short Águilas (2021), which follows a group of volunteers searching for missing migrants along the US/Mexico border. Águilas was shortlisted for the Motion Picture Academy’s Best Short Documentary. Her last feature film, Body Parts, about the making of sex scenes in Hollywood, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2022) and streams on Starz and the BBC’s Storyville. Her work has been broadcast on PBS and the Sundance Channel received numerous awards and has been funded by ITVS, the Sundance Institute, the Tribeca Institute, Latino Public Broadcasting, and California Humanities.