Maria Barea was born in 1943 in Chancay, Peru. For over 20 years, she has worked as an actor, director and producer of films. In 1982 she co-founded teh film group Chaski with which she has made the films Gregorio and Miss Universum en el Peru. In 1989, she co-founded the women's film group 'WARMI Cine y Video', with which she produces and directs documentaries. Her films include, Mujeres del Planeta(1982), Andahuaylas - suenen las campanas. Andahuaylas - cuidad hermana (1987), Porcon (1989/92), Porque queria estudiar (1990), Barro y Bambu (1991), Antuca (1992). (09/09)
Girls Around the World
Directed by Maria Barea, Kaija Jurikkala, Monique Mbeka Phoba, Pascale Schmidt, Sabiha Sumar and Yingli Ma, 1999, 222 min., 4 in series, Color
Produced by Brenda Parkerson, GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a collection of six extraordinary documentaries that examine the hopes, dreams and worldviews ...