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Pamela Yates

Creative Director, Skylight


Pamela Yates is a Co-founder and Creative Director of Skylight, a company dedicated to creating feature length documentary films and digital media tools that advance awareness of human rights and the quest for justice by implementing multi-year outreach campaigns designed to engage, educate and activate social change.

Yates just completed Disruption a documentary that explores innovative strategies to reduce poverty through women's economic empowerment in Latin America. Disruption will be featured at a special screening at the Skoll World Forum.

Her previous film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, for which she was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, was used as key forensic evidence in the RĂ­os Montt genocide trial in Guatemala.

She is the Director of the Sundance Special Jury award winning When the Mountains Tremble; the Executive Producer of the Academy Award winning Witness to War; and the Director of State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism, which has been translated into 47 languages and broadcast in 154 countries.

She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, The Writers Guild of America, and the Independent Documentary Association.