Maria Teresa Rodriguez

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


María Teresa Rodríguez is an award-winning producer and director whose work has screened both nationally and internationally. Her work includes Mirror Dance/La Danza del Espejo, which was broadcast on the PBS Series Independent Lens and received a LASA Award of Merit, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, a First Place for Television Documentary award from the Society of Professional Journalists (Philadelphia Chapter) and was an Imagen Award documentary finalist. Other work includes: From Here to There/De Aquí a Allá which received a First Place Award for Short Documentary at the XVII International Film Festival of Uruguay, played at the Smithsonian Institution and was acquired by WGBH’s La Plaza. Ms. Rodríguez has produced and directed for public television, most recently working with Vital Pictures and California Newsreel on the series: Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? She has facilitated community media projects at Scribe Video Center and has taught at Swarthmore College and The University of the Arts. Ms. Rodríguez is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. She recently received a 2007 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation, which recognizes the work of women artists engaged in social change.