The Filmmakers

Romina Romero-Hermoso: Director, Producer, Co-Writer and Co-Editor
Romina is a filmmaker, actress, writer, teacher and research collaborator. She was an au pair in Seattle, where she lived for several years, and where she became interested in the stories and struggles of immigrant women like herself. Today, she works to share their stories in film and theater as a way to find connection, integration and ultimately healing. She has written, directed, produced, starred in, edited and collaborated on several projects in the arts, social sciences, social justice and film. She graduated from Universidad Mayor with a B.A. in Performing Arts and attended film school at Seattle Central College.


Julia (pictured left) and Romina (pictured right)

Julia Hechler: Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Editor and Director of Photography
Julia is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Seattle. Most recently, she directed a short documentary called “Les Cloÿs” that was filmed in France with a Fulbright grant. “Les Cloÿs” premiered at Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2016. Julia received a B.A. from Macalester College with a major in French and Francophone Studies and attended film school at Seattle Central College.

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Sondra and her daughter Ciela

Sondra Cuban: Executive Producer
Sondra is a professor at Western Washington University and an educational sociologist. Her research focuses on immigrant women, education and social mobility. Her book Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry focuses on highly skilled immigrant women in England trapped in care work.