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