Irene Gutierrez is a PhD fellow and award-winning documentary filmmaker from Ceuta. She has previously worked as co-director of the MA in Documentary Film at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), Cuba, and as a coordinator of the MA in Screenwriting for Film and Television at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), Spain. She has directed “Border Diaries” (2013), “Hotel Nueva Isla” (2014), “Exile Diaries” (2019) and “Between Dog and Wolf” (2020). Her films have been screened in film festivals and art venues such as Berlinale, Rotterdam IFFR, MoMA Documentary Fortnight or Lincoln Center. She is part of the REEL BORDERS ERC Starting Grant project, where she focuses on self-representations of people who cross borders. Her films and research link the intimate portrait with the landscape as an expression of the political tensions between individuals and nation.