Ámbar Reyes is a filmmaker and media researcher from Mexico. She has a deep interest in the documentary as a way to explore, represent and engage with the world. Her work revolves around questions of memory, migration, and identity. Ámbar believes that co-creation and storytelling through a multiplicity of voices is a powerful way to delve into unspoken and underappreciated perspectives of social phenomena.
She graduated from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey with a BA in Digital Arts and Animation. She has used audiovisuals to document and disseminate projects within the realms of academia, technology, and science. At MIT, she aims to push the boundaries of documentaries, and to ignite conversations and research which may act as vehicles for social change.
Outside of academia, Ámbar can usually be found biking along the Charles. She enjoys dancing (salsa, anyone?) and exploring outdoors. You can check her work at www.ambar.com.mx.