Stephenson Michele Aif2018

Michèle Stephenson

Filmmaker; Co-Founder, Rada Film Group

Michèle Stephenson is a filmmaker and producer, pulling from her Panamanian and Haitian roots to tell stories that are created by, for, and about communities of color. Her work has appeared on a variety of platforms, including PBS and Showtime. Stephenson’s film American Promise was nominated for three Emmys, including Best Documentary, won the Jury Prize at Sundance, and was selected for New York Film Festivals’ Main Slate Program. Her collaborative series with New York Times Op-Docs, “Conversations on Race,” won an Online Journalism Award. A Guggenheim Fellow and Skoll Sundance Storytellers of Change Fellow, Stephenson received the Chicken & Egg Filmmaker Breakthrough Award. She was previously a human rights attorney.

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