The Guardians is a cinematic story of human and nature in parallel. Told through the perspectives of an indigenous Mexican community and the threatened monarch butterflies they share a forest with, the film weaves together lyrical images and poetic story to spin an epic tale of survival.
Tessa Moran is a producer of nationally broadcast films that have focused on communities in change, from an Israeli kibbutz to a men’s suit store in a gentrifying neighborhood. Her latest film Fate of a Salesman aired on the PBS series America Reframed in 2014 and earned her an Emmy Award. Through her production company Eidolon Films, Moran has also produced videos for nonprofits, focusing on the environment, peace in the middle east, and health care in the US and in the developing world.