Kata Karáth

science journalist/ documentary filmmaker

Member since May 2023

I’m a freelance journalist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker, currently based in Ecuador. I’m obsessed with science, environment and indigenous issues, especially with the complex connection between conservation, economics and politics. I also cover Latin American current affairs, social movements and culture.

I have been published in several titles including The Guardian, Science MagazineUndark, Nautilus, Scientific AmericanQuartz, and New Scientist.  In addition to writing, I also directed a 25-min documentary about Colombia's indigenous Arhuaco people working together with scientists to save a critically endangered toad species for Al Jazeera‘s First Nations Frontline series in 2022. In previous years, I researched, reported, and produced another 25-min short doc about Hungary’s far-right youth, and co-directed another 25-min doc about female scientists in Ecuador for Al Jazeera as well. The latter, Ecuador’s Hidden Treasure, has been selected to be included in many prestigious documentary film festivals, including the UK’s Wildscreen Festival, which is regarded as the world’s leading nature film festival. It was nominated for the Foreign Press Association‘s ‘Environment Story of the Year‘ award, and won ‘Best Short Film Script‘ award at the Brazilian AS AMAZONAS DO CINEMA festival.





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