In Los Angeles alone, there are over 100,000 female housekeepers and nannies. Of the total, 70 percent are of South American descent. Housekeeping and nanny jobs in the United States that were historically filled by Blacks have been taken over by South American women – creating another specialized occupation, based on nationality, class, and gender.
Anayansi PradoAnayansi Prado
Anayansi Prado was born in Panama and holds a B.A. in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University. Shortly after graduation, Anayansi worked for Women Make Movies and Castle Hill Productions. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and founded Impacto FilmS, a production company geared toward the production of documentaries with a social impact. Anayansi is a proud member of the International Documentary Association (IDA) and The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). She’s currently in research and development of her next project, Children in No Man’s Land, a documentary about children who are crossing the US/Mexico border through the Sonora, AZ desert by themselves – with no parent or legal guardian.