ONLINE WEBINAR | The Power of Storytelling: Human Rights at Home and Around the World


The ongoing PGA x UN series of workshops examine how film and television producers, writers, directors, and creatives can work together with the UN to explore some of the most “UNique” stories and pressing challenges facing the world today.

This 4th workshop will highlight stories of human rights—from diversity and inclusion, to abuse and conflict, to the fight for political freedom. It will feature a panel of storytellers and content creators who are producing and promoting projects that feature the most pressing human rights issues facing humanity at home and across the globe. It will also introduce compelling real-life stories from the frontlines of the UN that can inspire ideas and content.

Through this event, we will answer the question: what’s next for storytellers committed to highlighting stories of race and gender, human rights violations, and also providing solutions in the emerging global content market.

Confirmed Speakers:
> Craig Mokhiber, Director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN
> Dani Zapotoczny, Senior Director of Partnerships & Communications for UN Foundation
> Bonnie Abaunza, Abaunza Group, “Blood Diamond,” “Food Inc,” “Hunting Ground”
> Mahyad Tousi, EP, “United States of Al”
> Chris Mburu, UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of the Congo
> Paul Garnes, President of Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Filmworks
> Erika Kennair, President of Production, Malala Yousafzai’s Extracurricular
> Anne Marie Gillen, CEO of Gillen Group LLC
> Robert Rippberger, Producer/Director
> Maher Nasser, Director, United Nations Department of Global Communications, Outreach Division, and Commissioner-General of the UN at Expo 2020
> Chitralekha Massey, Coordinator, Partnerships and Outreach for Social Justice, Office of the High Commissioner
> Ravina Shamdasani, Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
> William Nix, Producer
> Fiona Frazer, Head of Human Rights at the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

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