Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, Bettina Escauriza is a filmmaker, artist, and writer based in Philadelphia. Her work engages with Indigenous knowledge (specifically Guaraní epistemologies), colonization, anarchism, autonomous practices, and exile. The main focus of her work is the reclamation and preservation of Indigenous cultural heritage as a critical component for sustainable development. She is currently working on a film about pohã ñana the medicinal plant culture of Paraguay based on ancestral Guarani knowledge. Her mission as a filmmaker is to create works that represent Indigenous People and People of Color in their full complexity, moving beyond collective cultural experiences of pain and loss, and re-centering the narrative to bring to light defiance and joy.