Charine Gonzales

Charine Gonzales

San Ildefonso Pueblo


Charine Pilar Gonzales (San Ildefonso Pueblo) is a Tewa writer/director. She enjoys creating a wide range of artistic films including live-action narrative fiction, short docs and stop motion projects. She's currently in post-production for her short narrative fiction film River Bank, a modern interpretation of Robin Hood where a young Tewa woman gives to the River and the River gives back to the Pueblo people.

Gonzales is the Lead Editor for Native Lens, a crowdsourced collaboration by Rocky Mountain PBS and KSUT Tribal Radio. Gonzales is a 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Program Native Lab Artist in Residence. She's a current Artist in Business Leadership Fellow through First Peoples Fund. She is a recent graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts where she studied Cinematic Arts and Technology. She's also a 2021 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellow.

Gonzales is an alumna of Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO where she earned a BA in English – Communication. Her favorite foods are red chile stew, chicos and oven bread. She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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