Cecilia Aldarondo is an award-winning documentary director-producer whose work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Firelight Media, Field of Vision, IFP, the Jerome Foundation, and many others. Her feature documentary Memories of a Penitent Heart had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in 2017. She is a 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow and was named by Filmmaker magazine as one of 2015’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film."
Aldarondo holds an M.A. from Goldsmiths College and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and teaches courses at Skidmore that traffic between documentary film history, theory, and practice.