Anna Barsan is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and editor based in Brooklyn, NY.  Anna’s work has been featured at Camden International Film Festival, The Brooklyn Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, and published by Field of Vision, NBC and Democracy Now.  Her latest film, Libre, investigates the use of GPS ankle monitors by private companies and screened in the Documentary Shorts Program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Her current directing projects include documenting immigrants living in sanctuary throughout the U.S. and the expansion of the prison system through technological surveillance.

Anna is a former supervising producer at The Laura Flanders Show where she directed documentary stories featuring the 2016 Democratic/Republican National Conventions and produced interviews with movement builders like Naomi Klein and Bryan Stevenson.  In 2014, working with the International Middle Eastern Peace Research Center, Anna produced interviews with Syrian women refugees living in southern Turkey whose experiences were largely absent from early reports on the refugee crisis. From 2011-2015, Anna co-directed the documentary series, Signified, featuring over twenty interviews with LGBTQ artists and activists throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Anna is a 2018 Magnum Foundation grantee working in collaboration with photographer, Cinthya Santos Briones, through the Migration and Religion fellowship.


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