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Category: Social Causes

Geeta Gandbhir – Director, Producer, Editor

With more than 25 years in the business, Geeta Gandbhir has worked on a wide range of films – narratives and documentaries focusing on racial justice, social inequity and gender. Geeta’s the recipient of 2 Emmys, four Peabodys and numerous other accolades. “Black and Missing,” her latest project for HBO,…
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Roo Powell – Writer, Child Advocate, and Founder of Safe From Online Sex Abuse

A new Discovery+ series follows Roo Powell as she exposes some of the internet’s most dangerous child predators. She and her team of professionals join forces with law enforcement to find and arrest these creeps. How? This 38 year old mother of 3 transforms herself into a 15 year old…
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Betty Yu – Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Activist, Educator

Betty Yu combines film, new media platforms and community-infused approaches in her work. A tireless promoter of social justice initiatives, she is a co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective which uses art to oppose gentrification in the New York City neighborhood, resulting in the loss of affordable housing…
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Yilian Canizares Part 2 – Violinist, Vocalist, Composer, Activist

She’s back…and we couldn’t be more excited! So much has happened in the life of Yilian Canizares since our first conversation a while ago. This multi-talented violinist, vocalist and composer makes beautiful music by artfully blending jazz, classical music and her Afro-Cuban roots with her unique voice. She’s also an…
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Jo Weldon – Burlesque Performer, Teacher, Author, Educator, Activist

Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Jo Weldon! A pioneer/authority in the neo-burlesque movement, she is one of the most recognized burlesque instructors in the world. Jo founded the New York School of Burlesque in 2004 after spending some 30 years stripping, modeling and being immersed in queer-punk movements. She’s the author…
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