- Category : 1943-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (29,34,48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
Mexican American film director, writer, producer, and editor, recognized as one of the first female Mexican-American filmmakers to have established a Latino cinema. In her filmmaking career, Morales has been nationally recognized winning awards for film and video documentary on topics ranging from the farm workers struggle to the music of Los Lobos.
While the majority of her work is in the documentary film genre, she has also done work for the mass media television. She has also published essays and photographs on Latina and feminist issues. Sylvia Morales has lectured and taught in different Universities throughout Southern California. Morales' work is characterized by strong documentaries that portray the Latino community. She also has work that demonstrates the feminist issues that arise in the Chicano community.
Morales first emerged with Chicana (1979), a film that traces the history of the Mexican indigenous woman from pre-Columbian time to the present. This film established Morales as one of the first Chicana filmmakers in the nation.