A hotel housekeeper has won a City Council seat in Providence, RI, taking her advocacy for low-income workers from the margins to city politics.
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Margo Guernsey’s films document American stories where the protagonists work in challenging spaces toward a more equitable world. Councilwoman is her first feature length documentary. She has two other projects in development including Pauli Murray: An American Life (w.t.), which has received NEH development funding. In between films, Margo… Show more directs and produces short films and promotional videos for non-profit organizations and small businesses. Over the past 20 years, Margo has worked as a union organizer, non-profit development director, Spanish/English translator and media instructor. She began her film career in 2010 as a producer at WPBT2 (Miami). She holds an MFA in Film (University of Miami), MA in History (Umass/Amherst), BA in History (Brown University), and is a Tribeca/Camden/CNNFilms Retreat Alumni. Show less
Hassan Fazili created theater, documentaries, short films, and several popular television serials in Afghanistan. In 2011, he was selected by the British Council to attend Sheffield/DocFest for documentary filmmaking networking and training. His films Mr. Fazili's Wife and Life Again! both push the envelope on issues of women's, children's and… Show more disability rights in Afghanistan, and have screened and won awards at numerous international festivals. He also worked as a Location Manager for Feo Aladag’s In Between Worlds, which premiered at Berlinale 2014, and as a Camera Operator for the IDFA selection Voice of A Nation: My Journey Through Afghanistan. His documentary Peace in Afghanistan, made for national television, profiled Taliban commander Mullah Tur Jan, who laid down arms in favor of a peaceful civilian life. Show less
Jenny Murray is a graduate of Columbia University in New York where she studied Film, Latin American History, and Photography. After working as a licensed Associate Trader on Watermill Trading's stock trading desk, she directed three short films, and multiple social satire comedy videos, which have been featured by television critic Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker.… Show more Her most recent short film was selected to screen at Anthology Film Archives in New York City as part of New Filmmakers New York Winterfest. She spent two years splitting between Nicaragua and Los Angeles researching and shooting her first feature documentary, ¡Las Sandinistas! Show less
Digital & Interactive
We’re creating new ways to share stories.
Recent Digital & Interactive Projects
alter-NATIVE follows a year in the life of Native American fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail.
Three stories of African American men from different socio-economic backgrounds and regions engaged in the beautiful struggle of fatherhood.
Follow Nicole and Kristan's journey to become fost-adopt parents, as they navigate through a bureaucratic maze on their way to parenthood.