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Isabela Santana

Pataxó I Brasil

Actress & Emerging Filmmakers Program Administrator.

Isabela Santana is a Pataxó actress and producer at the Emerging Filmmakers Program at If Not Us Then Who. Her Pataxó roots — from the south of Bahia, Brazil — are the starting point and guide of her creative processes and projects. Her acting debut begins in the Globo TV series Histórias Impossíveis, released on April 2023 at the open television channel and streaming platform GloboPlay. As a multi-artist actress, she aims to use her body as a tool to contribute to diverse narratives and indigenous representativity in the world of cinema. She is the host of the first season of the Impact Storytellers Podcast, a heart-centered podcast series by If Not Us Then Who with indigenous hosts and speakers from across the globe available on Spotify and Youtube.