About

Guerrera Films an independent film production company specialising in crafting impactful stories that inspire social change. Its founders, filmmaker sisters Sheena and Sonum Sumaria, have been making films about vulnerable communities across the globe for over eight years. They bring stories to life through powerful images and their creative and collaborative approach.

Combining empathy and sensitivity with professionalism, their work translates the stories of diverse subjects into a language your audience can understand.

The Team

Sheena has a background in Economics and Development Studies from Cambridge University and SOAS. Having initially started her career in international development, where she worked for a range of NGOs and international organisations, her passion for the moving image led her to make documentary films about issues not covered by the mainstream media. Her personal work includes character-driven documentaries about social struggles, the environment and justice in South America, the UK and India, which have been broadcast on television and screened at festivals worldwide.

Sonum has shot and directed a number of documentaries, fiction and promos in the UK, Russia, Cuba and India. Having initially read Spanish and Russian at Cambridge University, she then studied film at the renowned Cuban film school EICTV and went on to complete a Masters in Cinematography at METĀ Film School. SonumĀ has a passion for justice, and is particularly drawn to this theme when making films. Her personal work include films about identity, migration and social justice, which have been successful at film festivals worldwide.