Irina Vodar explores the relationship of the feminine to the limiting belief systems formed in the interplay of family, society and culture. Her debut feature documentary Miss Gulag (2007), received funding from the Ford Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, premiered at the Berlinale 57, screened at over 36 international and domestic festivals and TV networks, and was purchased by the Cambridge University Department of Slavonic Studies.
Continuing on with her interest in women and society, she presents Anything You Lose, an autobiographical hybrid documentary on infertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
Irina is a graduate of Russian National Film School (VGIK), and Columbia College Chicago Film Department. She is a recipient of The Peabody Award, a Daytime Emmy Award nominee, and is a contributor with ABC News TV Network.