Kátia is a writer-director based in Brazil, whose films, series, music videos and ad campaigns have won awards around the world. She co-directed the film City of God, nominated for four Oscars, a Golden Globe and many other awards. Palace II and the related series City of Men won Bafta awards and many international festivals. The dramatic comedy series for HBO, fdp, won Best Series at the Brazilian Academy of Cinematic Arts. Music videos like Emicida’s Boa Esperança and Rappa’s A Minha Alma have become film-style landmarks in the genre. News from a Private War, nominated for an Emmy, won its place as a Brazilian documentary classic. Katia helped found a filmmaking school for underprivileged youth and also, WDIT, an organization for the recognition of women in film.