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Luisa Dantas

JoLu Productions
New Orleans
Brasilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas works at the intersection of storytelling, social justice and cities. She produced and directed the multi-platform documentary Land of Opportunity, which chronicles the reconstruction of New Orleans through the eyes of those on the frontlines and asks the question: what kinds of cities do we want to (re)build in the 21st century? he project includes a feature film and groundbreaking interactive web platform produced in conjunction with partners in six cities. Luisa co-produced the documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. Her first fiction film, Bolo, was produced in Brasil. She has written for the animated series Go, Diego, Go! for Nickelodeon Television. Luisa is currently working as a narrative and communications consultant with non-profit clients and grassroots advocacy groups. Her work has received funding from Chicken and Egg, Rockefeller and Ford. She is also a member-owner of New Day Films. She has taught film production and screenwriting at Tulane University, and received an M.F.A in Film from Columbia University. Luisa was recently selected as a Rockwood/Just Films Leadership Fellow for 2017-18.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, June 23

9:00am EDT