Christine Mladic Janney currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she pursues film, photography, and digital media projects.
She is currently directing two short documentary films that explore the presence of Quechua/Kichwa in New York City through the lives of women who speak this languages. Amaia Kany: My Beloved Daughter features an Ecuadorian Kichwa woman finding a balance between her work for indigenous rights at the United Nations and raising her young daughter; this film is currently in post-production. Living Quechua is an intimate portrait of Elva Ambía, a 73-year-old Peruvian immigrant whose personal mission to revive her indigenous language inspires a community.
Christine has studied the Quechua language since 2008, and is Producer of the Quechua podcast series Rimasun. She has a BFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University. Christine is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology and a certificate in Culture and Media at NYU.
You can email Christine at
living [dot] quechua [at] gmail [dot] com