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 Ríos 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.