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Revolutionary Filmmaking – with Multi-Award-winning Director: Hossein Martin Fazeli
November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Films for Change
We are living in unprecedented times that call for transformative measures.
Fazeli Films, True II Soul Network and Broken Whole Productions are joining forces to bring the world of socially-conscious filmmaking to you. Join us. as Thought Leader, Keda Edwards Pierre holds space for multi-award winning A-List film director, Hossein Martin Fazeli to teach how social justice and film can come together as a transformative and healing tool – and to save lives.
as a Multi-Award-winning Film Director supporting Social Justice through Film.
Hossein Martin Fazeli – Multi-Award-winning Film Director
Hossein Martin Fazeli a.k.a. Naanaam is an Iranian film director and poet who is committed to equity, human rights, minority rights and women’s rights. His films have won 37 international awards, and have been broadcast on networks such as CNN, SBS, ARTE and Canal+. He has shot on location in Iran, UAE, India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Norway, France, UK, Canada and USA. Fazeli has previously worked on media campaigns for organizations such as the UNDP, the European Commission and Nonviolence International on issues such as minority rights, women’s rights, racism and nonviolent struggle. His current film project, PHOOLAN tells the untold true story of a social justice warrior known to many as the Bandit Queen of India (see more details below)
as a Police Vet holding safe space for Advocacy, Healing and Transformation through Workshops.
Keda Edwards Pierre – Change Agent | Thought Leader | Speaker | Actor
Keda Edwards Pierre is a A 27-year police veteran and a multi-passionate agent of change. Determined to revolutionize how we deal with trauma and create safe and inclusive spaces for this healing work to be done, Keda founded True II Soul (a curated network of socially conscious professionals and a diverse and inclusive community) and Broken Whole Productions, a multi-media platform for social justice projects. Keda walks the talk of powerful healing and living the life we desire – personally and professionally. Her healing journey from sexual and physical traumas, coupled with her diverse training and professional history, make her a staunch advocate for equity, social justice and healing.
Socially Conscious Film in Action
PHOOLAN tells the untold true story of Phoolan Devi, known to many as the Bandit Queen of India, who became a social justice warrior and a female Robin Hood. Born a poor village girl, the illiterate low-caste Phoolan became a rebel bandit and ultimately the leader of an all-male gang.
After taking revenge on 22 high-caste men for her violent rape, this notorious bandit became the subject of one of the largest manhunts in Indian history. Phoolan evaded capture for over 4 years, and in 1983, surrendered only on her own terms.
During her 11-year incarceration, Phoolan abandoned Hinduism and became a Buddhist, with its code of non-violence.
Upon her release from prison, she was convinced by the low-caste political party to run for a seat in Parliament. In a surprise victory that sent shock waves through India, Phoolan WON and became the first low-caste woman ever elected to that office. Phoolan captured the hearts and transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of poor Indian women and, like Gandhi, was a champion for their rights until she was assassinated in 2001.