Chris Bravo is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn NY. His work offers a blend of personal storytelling and activism with the aim to bring audiences towards a deeper, emotionally engaged, understanding of topics and themes that are often marginalized and suppressed. His projects explore the intersection of ageing, age-ism, caretaking, immigration, and racism. His current work is focused on elevating the voices and experiences of people diagnosed with dementia and highlighting their work in building a more caring culture.
Chris’s films have screened internationally at venues and festivals such as: Chicago Underground Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Berlin Director’s Lounge, Chicago Filmmakers, Allied Media Conference, and The People’s Film Festival. Chris’ work as a documentary editor on feature films, documentary series, and podcasts, has appeared on Showtime, Hulu, PBS’ Frontline, and Epix and has won Emmy and Peabody awards.
His short film, SUM OF MY PARTS was created through a series of recorded conversations with his Mother, Joyce, who was living with vascular dementia.
Along with Queens-based dance artist Magda Kaczmarska and the national community of the Dementia Action Alliance, they developed the program Storytelling in Action which combines creative movement and narrative to amplify the expressive voice of people living with dementia.