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Mt. Washington documentary filmmaker awarded a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship

Mt. Washington documentary filmmaker awarded a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship

Ramona Diaz remembers the moment during her college years that she realized she was destined to make movies.

"I was influenced by seeing Francois Truffaut's "Day for Night", a movie about a film director trying to get his movie made," said Diaz. "I was so enamored with it. It was such a romantic notion."

Diaz quickly switched her focus from photography to filmmaking and earned a master's degree in communication and documentary filmmaking from Stanford University.

Today Diaz, who was born in the Philippines and lives in Mt. Washington, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker known for her character-driven subjects that range from rock stars...

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