Sophia Kruz is an EMMY® Award winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker. Her work has screened at film festivals, museums, libraries, community centers, and health-care facilities globally, and broadcast nationally on PBS.
Kruz was the 2015-2016 University of Michigan CEW Visiting Social Activist for her independent documentary on the role of art in creating positive global change for women and girls called LITTLE STONES. The 87-minute film won Best Documentary at the 2017 Vail Film Festival and is currently on the festival circuit.
As a staff member at Detroit Public TV, Kruz produced the PBS documentary RIDE THE TIGER: A Journey Through the Bipolar Brain about neuroscience and bipolar disorder. She also segment produced Beyond the Light Switch, Hour 3 for national broadcast, and produced the regional environment program Great Lakes Now.
She is a co-founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization Driftseed which seeks to empower women and girls through documentary storytelling.