In her practice, Mariona is interested in finding beauty at the core of different cultures and making it accessible to others, so that it may challenge any preconceived notions and so it helps build a more open and more tolerant world. Her insatiable thirst for documenting cultures around the world has brought her to transcend the boundaries of her native Barcelona to work and live in countries such as Nigeria, Brazil,, China, Italy or the United States.
Drawing upon diverse roots in a variety of disciplines, Mariona’s seminal qualities as a filmmaker lie in her vast experience on both sides of the lens. She possesses a visual artist’s keen eye for beauty, a musician’s ear for harmony, a dancer’s sense of poise, and a writer’s knack for creating gripping narratives. Mariona’s aspirations in film extend far beyond technical process, and she sees filmmaking as both an avenue for self-expression and deep introspection.
Her work demands a conversation between itself and the viewer concerning identity, community, self-empowerment, transition, tradition and freedom. Mariona seeks to go past the differences and celebrate the universal thread that binds our human experience. Her aim is to find a common ground across and within cultures, races and gender to capture experiences that we all relate to, conveying a sense of Oneness and celebrating and honoring our story and our skin.
Mariona strives to become not just a visual artist, but a leader in the quest to enact positive change through the arts.