Maria Niro is an artist and filmmaker who creates films that engage and inspire viewers to create social change. Her moving image work includes long form documentary, and short art films. Her award-winning documentary The Art of Un-War (2022) which chronicles the life and political work of the internationally acclaimed artist Krzysztof Wodiczko has been broadcasted on TV Ontario (TVO) and has screened at festivals and museums worldwide including the New York Jewish Film Festival, Artecinema, FilmFest DC, Newport Beach Film Festivals, the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, Teatro San Carlo, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Harvard Art Museums, among others. Niro’s short art films have been shown at the Whitechapel Gallery, Microscope Gallery, Queens Museum, Anthology Film Archives, and Exit Art Gallery, and more. Her work has been recognized and supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Polish Cultural Institute NY, the Puffin Foundation, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul S Korea, and City Artists Corps Grant, among others. Niro, based in New York City, is a member of New Day FIlms, a filmmaker owned and run distribution company providing social issue documentaries to educators since 1971.