Documentary films shape our world: They push public opinion, influence policy, and change the seemingly impossible. But because of biases and barriers in funding and distribution, the documentaries we see are often created by a few. As a result, too many stories and perspectives of people who live at the heart of society's most urgent issues are left out.
Jenni Wolfson is on a mission to make the documentary film industry more inclusive. A longtime human rights activist and humanitarian who has held roles at the United Nations, UNICEF, and WITNESS, she is now the CEO of Chicken & Egg Pictures. She and her team provide women and gender-expansive filmmakers with financial and creative support to finish their films. Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded more than $12 million in funding to more than 500 filmmakers. Many of the films it has supported have received prestigious honors, including Emmy Awards and Academy Awards, while inspiring action and change on a range of issues.
Jenni Wolfson champions women and gender-expansive filmmakers—to make sure their stories are made, seen, and celebrated.
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