Aya Garcia is a storyteller, visual artist and filmmaker. She was born and raised in the Philippines and is now living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations. Her projects focus on intimate portrayals of the artist, the creative process and the impact of art within communities. Aya’s work is collaborative whenever possible and she would jump at any opportunity to shoot with film. Her work extends a commitment to creating interdependence through art. She enacts her lens in order to create worlds apart from the industries that extract resources from women, people of colour and any historically marginalized groups. When she is not filming or hidden away in her editing room, Aya is probably hanging out with her dog Gorda.