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Community Storyteller Conversation Series with Filmmaker Luisa Conlon
The Global Oneness Project invites students, educators, parents, families, as well as documentary film lovers to a conversation with filmmaker Luisa Conlon. Luisa will share the inspiration behind her work as a filmmaker and will participate in an in-depth Q&A.

Luisa's film We Became Fragments, about Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan as he comes of age in Winnipeg, Canada. After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Ibraheem and his father make a new life despite the heartbreak of leaving their home behind. The film is featured on the Global Oneness Project platform.

May 29, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Luisa Conlon
Filmmaker
Luisa Conlon is a documentary director and cinematographer based between New York and Los Angeles. Her most recent documentary We Became Fragments was released by the New York Times Op-Docs and nominated for a 2019 International Documentary Association Award. As a cinematographer, Luisa collaborates frequently with VICE, The New York Times, The Atlantic, PBS NewsHour, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Luisa’s work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and The Filmmaker Fund. Luisa received her BFA in Film & TV from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Cleary Vaughan-Lee
Executive Director @Global Oneness Project
Cleary Vaughan-Lee is mother, writer, and executive director of the Global Oneness Project, a free multimedia education platform that provides award-winning films, photography, and essays with companion curricula for elementary to university classrooms. The Project is mission-oriented with the aim to plant seeds of resilience, empathy, and a sacred relationship to our planet in education. Films on the platform document social, cultural, and environmental issues around the world. Cleary launched the education arm of the Project, is the lead curriculum writer, and conducts workshops and webinars for students and educators nationally and internationally. She is particularly interested in exploring how storytelling can produce meaningful learning experiences; she loves to explore local to global questions about elements of culture and the living world. Cleary also writes for publications on the power of immersive storytelling in education, documenting learning experiences and outcomes.