Cara Mertes
United States

Arab Documentary Film Program - 2011
Arab Documentary Film Program - 2010
The director of Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative, a global effort that supports emerging and established filmmakers whose works address the most urgent social issues of our time. Before joining the foundation in 2013, she was director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund. Between 1999 and 2006, she was executive producer Sundance’s P.O.V. where she was recognized with eight News and Documentary Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody awards, and two duPont-Columbia Awards. Three films executively produced by her have been nominated for Oscars, including Street Fight, My Country, My Country, and Nerakoon:Betrayal.