Maria Jose Calderon is an independent documentary filmmaker from Chile based in Oakland. She has produced and edited documentaries for public television, Netflix, Fusion, Univision, LinkTV and ESPN. In 2020 co-produced the award winning Frontline documentary, COVID's hidden toll, about how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers who have helped keep America fed during the pandemic. In 2021 she co-produced the short documentary A Pescador in the town (part of the Latino Public Broadcasting series Latinos Are Essential) about local artist, Pancho Pescador, a self-taught Chilean artist and teacher, who spends his pandemic-era days bringing art and life to Oakland. Maria Jose is currently a co-producer and editor of the feature documentary Water for Life, about three indigenous activists in Central and South America in their fight to stop multinational corporations from polluting their waters and destroying their agricultural way of life.