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National Geographic Presents: IMPACT with Gal Gadot — Q&A with Director Vanessa Roth
June 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join AWD and NatGeo for a screening of National Geographic Presents: IMPACT with Gal Gadot and Q&A with Academy Award®-winning director Vanessa Roth. Moderated by Rotten Tomatoes’ Jacqueline Coley.
National Geographic Presents: IMPACT with Gal Gadot is a documentary short series that follows the powerful stories of six women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world. Despite living in areas marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters, these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead. The women featured in each short film come from very different backgrounds – across Brazil, Puerto Rico, Michigan, California, Louisiana and Tennessee – yet they are all connected by their unwavering determination and commitment to improving the lives of the people around them.
ABOUT OUR GUESTS:
Executive Producer and Director VANESSA ROTH
Vanessa Roth is an Academy Award, Emmy Honors, DuPont-Columbia and Sundance Award-Winning non-fiction filmmaker with over 25 years of creating documentary features, series and shorts. Among her dozens of social impact films, she is the executive producer, writer and director of the Emmy Honors winning international series, “Daughters of Destiny” (Netflix Originals), Oscar® winner for her film “Freeheld” (HBO), and is currently directing the upcoming premium documentary “Mary J Blige’s My Life” (Amazon Originals). Her international work has garnered the highest of honors in documentary, film, television and journalism with over 60 awards, including the Oscar, The Television Academy Emmy Award for Social Impact, Sundance Prizes, Cine Golden Eagles, Casey Medals, Impact Doc Awards for Best in Show and Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking, IDA nominations, audience awards and jury prizes at festivals around the world, as well as top honors for work in social impact, social justice, witness to history, legacy, youth empowerment and women’s rights.
Moderator Jacqueline Coley
Jacqueline Coley is the Awards Editor and co-host of the Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong Podcast at Rotten Tomatoes. She’s a member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and is passionately committed to promoting diverse and underrepresented voices in cinema, particularly women of color.