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KIM LONGINOTTO

Kim
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Kim is a documentary filmmaker. She studied camera and directing at England’s National Film School, where she made her first two films, ‘Pride of Place’ and ‘Theatre Girls’. Many others followed, featuring inspiring women from Britain and North Ireland, Japan, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, India, USA. Her film ‘Sisters in Law’ won two prizes at Cannes, and ‘Dreamcatcher’ opened at Sundance. She is now finishing ‘Shooting the Mafia’ about Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.

JEREMY SCAHILL

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy is one of the founders of the online publication ‘The Intercept’ and the author of the bestselling books ‘Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield’ and ‘Blackwater’. Investigative reporter and war correspondent, his work has sparked several congressional investigations. He was twice awarded the George Polk Award. He is also a producer and writer of the 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary ‘Dirty Wars’.

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Juliana
Ruhfus

Senior Reporter for Al Jazeera English's People & Power, Juliana has made nearly 50 films in over 30 countries covering human rights and war crimes. She has also turned two films, ‘Pirate Fishing’ and ‘Syria's Electronic Armies’, into gamified projects and is working on an interactive storytelling app with funding received from the Google DNI. Prior to Al Jazeera she worked for the UN Security Council, various NGOs and some of the world’s leading broadcasters. More at: www.julianaruhfus.com

Charlie Phillips

Charlie
Phillips

Charlie is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian, commissioning and acquiring new short documentaries from all around the world. The Guardian is one of the world's most read English Language news and storytelling sources, with 200m monthly unique browser visits. Charlie was previously Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest for 7 years before joining The Guardian in 2014 to create the documentary strand, and prior to that he was Editor of FourDocs for Channel 4.

JEAN PHILIPPE CEPPI

Jean-Philippe
Ceppi

Jean is a managing producer for ‘Temps Présent’, a leading magazine of the Swiss Public TV, RTS. Born in 1962 in Lausanne, he started as an investigative journalist in Switzerland, and then moved to Africa, where he covered for BBC, Libération, the Swiss radio and newspapers. Before joining ‘Temps Présent’ in 2001, he launched a Sunday newspaper (Dimanche.ch). He is the author of more than 20 documentaries. His work in Rwanda has been exhibited at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum.

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Claudine
Blais

A journalist for 30 years, Claudine became producer for many current affairs and investigative programmes in Canada. For many years, she has been executive producer for the TV programme Enquête, at the public broadcaster Société Radio-Canada. During this time, Enquête received 7 Gémeaux awards. She also won 4 awards for investigative stories broadcasted in Canada. She’s currently implementing international partnerships and investigative collaboration projects.

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Nils
Hanson

Swedish-born, Nils is one of the most celebrated Scandinavian journalists. He started his career in daily newspapers in 1968, at age of 16, and became an investigative reporter at Göteborgs-Posten in 1986. He then moved to TV4 and finally to the Swedish public broadcaster SVT. Here, since 2004 he has been the editor-in-chief of the award-winning programme Uppdrag granskning (Mission Investigate).

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Riccardo
Chiattelli

Born in 1976, as a television manager Riccardo has spent over 15 years to promote internationally acclaimed documentaries, fiction movies and TV series into the Italian market. After having worked for several premium channels (Cult Network, Fox Channels Italy, Sky Italia) he contributed to launch the free channel Cielo and its original productions. For the last four years he has been Chief Executive of the Feltrinelli Group channel laeffe.

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Marco
Nassivera

Since January 2013, Marco is Head of News for the French-German broadcaster Arte. Before that he was head of Arte Reportage, defining future editorial guidelines for the broadcaster’s television and web section.

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Alexandre
Brachet

Alexandre is the founder and CEO of Upian, an interactive and creative studio that provides online content for agencies and media companies. He is one of the world’s major players in the production of web documentaries and hybrid multimedia contents, somewhere between documentary cinema and digital storytelling.

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Alberto
Nerazzini

Journalist and documentarist, Alberto wrote for several Italian newspapers and magazines and worked for a long time at Rai, producing both TV and radio shows. A former correspondent for Sciuscià, Raggio Verde, Anno Zero and Report, he is now a freelance journalist.