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Lisa Russell Films


 

 

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Lisa Russell Films


 

 

Lisa Russell, MPH is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, UN/NGO Storyteller and Artist Curator, 2x TEDx Speaker, Fulbright Specialist and Founder whose work lies at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development.

 

FILMMAKER

CURATOR

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SPEAKER

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RECENT FILMS


RECENT FILMS


 
 

RECENT FILMS

"AN ERIE SILENCE”

“An Erie Silence” is an independent feature length film currently in production.

The McBride Viaduct connects two of Erie, PA's poorest – and blackest – neighborhoods. The city is determined to demolish it. Local activists want to save it. "An Erie Silence" follows Erie's typically complacent residents as they raise their voices in a new civil rights case in the city that USA Today calls the “Worst City for Black Americans”.

"HEROINES OF HEALTH"

3 women. 3 countries. 3 stories untold. Until now.

"Heroines of Health", a new film by Emmy-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell and executive produced by GE Healthcare, provides an intimate look into the lives of three remarkable women  - Dr. Sharmila (India), Mercy (Kenya) and Mrs. Rohani (Indonesia) - who have overcome incredible challenges to become life saving forces in their communities as women in global health. 

Create2030 is a new film and creative campaign to engage artists and storytellers in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals.

#CREATE2030

"#Create2030" is a new advocacy video and create campaign produced with support of the UN's SDG Advocacy Group to engage artists in the SDGs.  It's mission is to recruit and mobilize socially conscious artists who are committed to using their talents for the social good around the Global Goals.  The film is narrated by Laolu with music by Ray Angry and features artists including Zap Mama, Toni Blackman, Bilal, Ivan Katz, Jared Green, Mari Malek, and others.

"MOTHER'S CRY"

"Mother's Cry" is an award-winning short video featuring renowned youth poet, Savon Bartley that brings to life the issue of climate change by utilizing spoken word as its storytelling device.  "Mother's Cry" has been accepted into 15 environmental and social change film festivals thus far and screened at the UN for both the DPI Youth Briefing on Climate Change and for the 2016 International Day of the Youth.

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SPEAKER


SPEAKER


About

 
 

Lisa Russell is a sought after speaker…

speaking at some of the leading UN/NGO gatherings, international conferences, and universities.

Her topics include:

  • Narrative Justice: Responsible Storytelling in Global Health

  • Changing the Narrative of Women and Girls

  • Engaging Artists and Creatives in the Global Good

CONFERENCES

  • TEDx Asbury Park in Asbury Park, NJ, USA

  • TEDx Johnson & Johnson in Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • World Conference on Creative Economy in Bali, Indonesia

  • 4th World Conference on Media and Mass Communications in Bangkok, Thailand

  • ISNTD Conference in London, UK

  • Social Good Summit, NYC, USA

  • Switchpoint, NC, USA

  • Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  • Global Health Corps Training Institute at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Digital Media, Film and Journalism

  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

  • Timothy Global Health Annual Conference, Nashville, IN, USA

UNIVERSITIES:

Harvard University, Yale University, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, Smith College, Claremont College, Colorado State University, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Lehigh University, McGill University, Rutgers University, New Jersey City University, Wellesley University, Wisconsin College of Medicine, Boston University, Oberland University, Central Connecticut College, University of Texas School of Public Health, Baylor School of Medicine, Smith College, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Georgetown University, and others.


 
 
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SOME SHOUT OUTS


SOME SHOUT OUTS


"Lisa Russell is a phenomenal speaker and inspirational role model for these students who want to emulate her and combine filmmaking/media with social justice issues/causes. As usual, she attracts an enthusiastic large group that wants to speak with her individually after the plenary."

- Faculty Advisor, National Youth Leadership Forum on Digital Media, Film and Journalism

"Lisa Russell really empowered me with her speech. I loved the insight she provided and it really changed my views on a lot of issues today. Her work ethic is very inspiring and I hope one day if I work in that field I can have as much drive and passion as her."

- Student, National Youth Leadership Forum on Digital Media, Film and Journalism

"I want to thank you for all your work with us on the Town Hall event. Both performances were incredible, the steppers a lively and engaging start to the show and Sore's spoken word piece was hugely powerful.”

- Sarah Brown, Global Education Advocate and President, TheirWorld

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Clients & PARTNERS


Clients & PARTNERS