Gabriella Garcia-Pardo is a documentary cinematographer, editor, and visual journalist in Washington, D.C. Focused on conservation, women’s voices, and artists, she produced award-winning short-form documentaries on staff at National Geographic, filmed over 150 musicians on NPR’s music team, and designed a summer film program for high school students held at Yale. Gabriella is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and is the director of the DC chapter of the Video Consortium where she coordinates monthly gatherings.
Gunpowder Women follows the story of Amal Ahamri, the boundary-breaking leader of an all-woman horseback team in Morocco as she balances ambition, motherhood, and her quest for equal standing in a male-dominated sport. Amal’s leadership in tbourida is a window into a world where female athletes are carving out spaces for themselves and using tradition as a framework to reimagine the modern woman.