American Film Director, producer, editor and Film Festival Director.
Susan BERAZA is a film director, screenwriter and Film Festival Director. She is known for "Bag it" and "Massacre River: The Woman Without a Country" (2019).
Born in Jamaica and raised in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Suzan Beraza's thought-provoking films challenge viewers to examine their lives and consider the impact of their choices. Founder of Reel Thing, Suzan wears many hats from producer to editor to director.
Suzan Beraza is a Hispano-Latin American and was born and raised in the Caribbean. Her films have been shown on Independent Lens, World Channel, Pivot TV and the Documentary Channel, at Lincoln Center and in many festivals. Her first film, "Bag it", won the Britdoc Impact Award in Berlin and has been shown in over fifty countries. "Uranium Drive-In" received funding from the Sundance Institute and Chicken and Egg and was presented at Good Pitch and Hot Docs Pitch Forum. The film received the Big Sky Award, was recognized for documentary excellence by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and was part of the American Film Showcase, an international film program of the U.S. State Department. Her most recent film, "Massacre River: The Woman Without a Country" (2019), broadcast on PBS in 2019, received funding from ITVS and was selected for the Latino Media Market, the Points North Fellowship at the Camden International Film Festival and the IFP Spotlight on Documentaries. Suzan has also been director of the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado, since 2017