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Kristal Sotomayor

Kristal Sotomayor
Bilingual Latinx freelance journalist, documentary filmmaker, and festival programmer based in Philadelphia

Kristal Sotomayor is a bilingual Latinx freelance journalist, documentary filmmaker, and festival programmer based in Philadelphia. Kristal’s journalistic background includes having written for ITVS, the PBS station WHYY, and Submittable. They are an awardee of the Sundance Press Inclusion Initiative. Drawing inspiration from their Peruvian heritage, Kristal’s community-based work practice focuses on Latinidad, immigration, and belonging. They aim to decolonize documentary by practicing transformative filmmaking that humanizes and validates the lived experiences of underrepresented communities

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