Juliana Tafur is an award-winning trilingual content director and journalist committed to using the power of film to generate consciousness about some of the most pressing issues of our time. Through her 15 years in the industry, she's worked as Executive Producer, Content Director, Story Producer and Scriptwriter for Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, History and A&E.
She most recently supervised the work of producers across Latin America on more than 150 hours of television as Supervising Producer for Discovery Networks International (Discovery Channel, Home & Health, Animal Planet). Her work for Discovery's Home & Health 'Mi Estilo, Tu Estilo' was awarded a Bronze World Medal for 'best lifestyle series' at the 2017 New York Festival's TV & Film Awards.
Juliana's traveled across the world finding the human side to every story, from Sudanese refugees in Egypt to people who live off recyclables in the biggest trash dump in Guatemala. She's profiled some of the most resilient individuals in the Americas and lived under extreme conditions for productions in Peru's guano islands, the Amazon rainforest and the Uyuni Salt Flats - to name a few.
This year she had her directorial debut with LIST(e)N - a feature length documentary which highlights our common humanity amidst the growing polarization in the U.S. The film had had its theatrical premiere at Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles, has received multiple awards (Accolade Global, ImpactDocs, IndieFest) and is starting a nationwide university tour to incentivize listening among the youth.
Juliana is an honors graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, who's been recognized with a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists - with a passion for impact storytelling and a track record of spearheading programs that entertain, inspire and educate.