In honor of Women's History Month, the Frankfurt Kurnit Diversity Committee is celebrating people and events in HERstory that connect our firm and our clients.

Cristina Ibarra is a 2001 MacArthur Fellow, a multiple Sundance-award winning filmmaker and a Tex Mex border crosser. Her most recent film, The Infiltrators, is a docu-thriller that blends cinematic languages much like Spanglish criss crosses her homeland of the US-Mexico border. The hybrid film won multiple awards at Sundance and was broadcast on POV in 2020. Her previous award-winning feature documentary, Las Marthas, she follows Mexican American debutantes in the annual recreation of George Washington's birthday in Laredo, Texas. Part observational, part historical, part observation, this unique transnational coming of age story was broadcast on Independent Lens in 2014. The Last Conquistador, broadcast on POV in 2008, follows the construction of a public monument by an ambitious artist who has a blindspot for El Paso's mestizo identity. She is the recipient of fellowships from Soros, Rauschenberg, Rockefeller, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), CPB/PBS, NALIP, Firelight Media, the Sundance Women's Initiative, Creative Capital, and Chicken & Egg Award. Frankfurt Kurnit is proud to represent Cristina Ibarra.