Sonya Rosario

"You cannot create a legacy for yourself,
until you create one for someone else"

Testimonials for Sonya Rosario

“With admiration for your courage and commitment to a make change for all of us”

— Dr. Beverly Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College,
Best-selling Author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”

“Idaho's Forgotten War, is a reminder that we can all make a difference and it just takes one woman to move mountains (or the US government!). Sonya has created an act of love for us all.”

— Dr. Ann Wilson Schaef,
Best Selling Author, “Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much”

“Sonya’s films humanize the stories and emotions of those whose voices and lived-experiences, might not otherwise be heard, by creating social change through the power of film.”

— Kelly Miller, Executive Director,
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

“Ms. Rosario has a strong commitment to the films she creates. She builds strong and lasting relationships with the subjects of her films, allowing them to share their stories in a personal and very compelling way.”

— Ron Pisaneschi, General Manager,
Idaho Public Television

“Sonya’s work brings to light the voices who often are marginalized. Indeed, hers is one of those voices for she is the first and only Latina filmmaker in Idaho, filming these stories.”

— Michael Faison, Executive Director,
Idaho Commission on the Arts

"Idaho’s Forgotten War” was a labor of love, created by the filmmaker, Sonya Rosario. It is more than an Idaho story about Amy Trice and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho. It is a story that is part of this Nation’s history.”

— Rick Ardinger, Executive Director,
Idaho Humanities Council

“I consider Ms. Rosario, to be one of the most influential and dedicated women in the state of Idaho who has for many years worked to create opportunity through her skilled leadership.”

— Margie Gonzalez, Executive Director,
Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs

“Idaho’s Forgotten War” and the “S” Word are both moving and brutally honest; told in the very voices of those who lived and experienced the legacy; leaving audience spell bound in the quietness of these powerful women.”

— Randy L’Teton, Shoshone Bannock Tribal Member, Public Relations Manager,
Sacajawea Model for Dollar Mint Coin

“Sonya’s films have created a potential for cultural sharing through folklore, storytelling, and shared linguistic foundations, which is intriguing and exciting for the state of Idaho, and those of who have a front seat.”

— Julia Davis Wheeler, Nez Perce Tribal Member,
Former, Vice-Chair of the Nez Perce Tribe

I am inspired by Sonya’s dedication for creating the Women of Color Alliance in Idaho, and her films that address race, gender and history.”

— Linda Burnham, Activist - 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee