Libertad Gills is a filmmaker, researcher, writer, and teacher, with a B.A. in Film Studies and Government (double major) from Wesleyan University and M.A. in Visual Anthropology from FLACSO-Ecuador. Her recent work has been screened at Cámara Lúcida, Transcinema, UltraCinema, Frontera Sur, EDOC and FICWALLMAPU where she received an award. She belongs to the film collective Guayaquil Analógico, with which she organizes public projections and memory walks. Read about her work in the collective and on amateur filmmaking in Guayaquil here.
Her writing on film has been published in Senses of Cinema, Short Film Studies, desistfilm, La Furia Umana and Fuera de Campo. She has written about Ecuadorian Cinema here, here, and here. She has been invited to curate film programs for MUTA and Festival de Cine Radical and as guest programmer at UltraCinema Mexico. In 2020 she was selected for Images Research Forum and in 2021 she participated in the UnionDocs CoLab "Carceral Screens and the Abolitionist Imagination", led by filmmaker Christopher Harris. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. with a thesis on experimental archival cinema. Since 2021 she is Associate Editor at [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies.
Cineasta, investigadora, crítica y profesora de cine, con estudios en cine en Wesleyan University (EE.UU.) y maestría en Antropología Visual de FLACSO-Ecuador. Pertenece al colectivo de cine Guayaquil Analógico, con el cual organiza proyecciones y caminatas de memoria en su comunidad. Actualmente desarrolla su tesis doctoral en torno al cine de archivo experimental.