About Tanya

Tanya Núñez (she/her) is a filmmaker, multimedia artist, and cultural worker residing in Tucson, Arizona.

She was born in the border town of Douglas, Arizona to Mexican migrants and was raised between Douglas and the neighboring Mexican town of Agua Prieta, Sonora. Ever since she can remember, the border has played an omnipresent role in her life, heavily influencing her identity, her art, politics, and how she sees the world and her purpose within it. 

She grew up passionate about filmmaking because of its powerful ability to tell profound and intimate stories about marginalized and working-class communities. With a BFA in Film & Television from the University of Arizona, she’s inspired to use film and other creative outlets to uplift and empower the resilient voices of the Southern-Arizona desert, open people’s minds to new ideas, build and preserve community, and promote revolutionary change and collective healing.