28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Gita Saedi Kiely

Gita Saedi Kiely
section: Ji.hlava New Visions Forum
edition: 2023
country: United States
Gita is the Director of FilmAid, a global project of Internews that uses film to engage and empower marginalized voices across the globe. She joined FilmAid after producing and programming documentary films for many years, most notably with Chicago-based film collective Kartemquin Films. She series produced the acclaimed series The New Americans, a multi-part Independent Lens series and impact campaign following immigrants and refugees from across the world through their first years in the US. After producing and editing for many years, she pivoted to serving as Executive Director of the Big Sky Film Institute and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, where she led thematic programming initiatives around Indigenous storytelling, youth programming and environmental justice. She currently sits on the board of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and as a Grants Advisor to The Redford Center.
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