Nava Mau is a filmmaker, actress, and cultural worker. She is a mixed-race trans Latina who has lived in Mexico City, San Antonio, and Oakland, CA. Nava wrote, produced, directed, and starred in “Waking Hour,” a short film that screened in festivals around the world. She was selected as a Production Fellow for the Netflix documentary “Disclosure,” and she also produced the short films “Sam’s Town” and “Lovebites,” now streaming on the Issa Rae Presents channel. For 8 years, Nava worked in the fields of healing justice and culture change with community-based service providers, student organizations, and survivors of violence.