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Join Film Fatales for a discussion around Authentic Authorship and Ethical Storytelling with Geeta Gandbhir, Lisa Valencia-Svensson, Smriti Mundhra and Tamara Dawit Moderated by Roxy Shih, this conversation focuses on authentic authorship and the importance of filmmaker point of view. They explore issues of implicit and explicit bias, extractive storytelling, and who has "the right" to tell which stories.

Film Fatales is a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of over a thousand women and non-binary feature film and television directors nationwide. Film Fatales raises the visibility of marginalized directors and increases the talent pool for industry organizations, programmers and production companies looking to work with more underrepresented voices. By expanding the landscape of storytelling, Film Fatales continues to bring exciting new films to the screen. more...
Roxy Shih is an internationally acclaimed, Emmy-nominated writer/director and speaker. Born in Europe, Roxy’s third-culture background has given her a distinct perspective. As a filmmaker, she is known for her versatility and has worked with many independent companies both overseas and domestically, making her one of the most in demand cinema artists today. more...
Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and has won two. As editor, films have been nominated twice for the Academy Award, winning once, and have also won three Peabody Awards. Most recently, a feature documentary she produced with Perri Peltz and directed with Academy Award Winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES: PEACEKEEPERS premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. more...
Lisa Valencia-Svensson is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer and Vice President of Finance at Multitude Films. She co-produced PRAY AWAY (Tribeca 2020), CALL CENTER BLUES (SXSW 2020), and ALWAYS IN SEASON (Sundance 2019, Winner of the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency). She produced PJ Raval’s CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018), which The Hollywood Reporter called “heartbreaking and inspirational.” more...
Smriti Mundhra is an Academy Award-nominated director/producer and one of DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 Filmmakers to Watch. Her latest film, ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN, has been nominated for a 2020 Academy Award in the short documentary category. Her debut feature, the documentary A SUITABLE GIRL, world premiered in competition at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine and was awarded the Albert Maysles Best Documentary Director prize at the festival. more...
Tamara Dawit is a producer/director based between Canada and Ethiopia. Tamara has experience producing music content, tours, creative documentaries, digital content, formatted television, and has recently branched into producing dramatic films. She has produced television content for CBC, MTV, Radio Canada, Discovery, NHK, Fana, Aljazeera among other networks. more...

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