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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Film Screening: Disruption

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Session Description

DISRUPTION explores the work of a group of Latin American activist-economists who are pioneering strategies for financial inclusion across the region by aligning policy, market mechanisms and advances in technology to create programs that place women at the center of the drive for social change. Through these programs, the women become empowered economic and political agents in their communities. If the model is taken to scale, could 20 million women upend a continent?  Panel discussion and Q&A to follow. This film screening is free and open to the general public.  Seating is first come, first served.

Moderator: Richard Ray Perez, Producer, Creative Partnerships, Sundance Institute
Pamela Yates, President and Co-Founder, Skylight Pictures
Paco de Onis, Producer, Skylight Pictures
Graham Macmillan, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Partnerships, Citi Foundation
Yves Moury, Founder, President and CEO, Fundación Capital

When | Where

21:30 - 23:30 Wednesday, April 15 New Theatre

Session leaders

  • Richard Ray Perez Moderator
    Director, Creative Partnerships, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute
    “Rick” Perez oversees a portfolio of Sundance Institute strategic partnerships focused on the convergence of nonfiction filmmaking, emerging storytelling platforms, innovative thought leadership, social change, and themes vital to contemporary societies. These initiatives include Stories of Change, a Sundance Institute partnership with the Skoll Foundation; Sundance Institute TED Prize Filmmaker Award, a collaboration with TED; and the annual Sundance Institute | CNEX Documentary Workshop in Beijing, a program to develop and advance independent nonfiction filmmaking in China. Mr. Perez is also a senior reviewer for the Sundance Documentary Film Fund; frequently participates as a speaker, panelist and moderator at domestic and international events focusing on nonfiction filmmaking; leads workshops on documentary storytelling; and nurtures filmmakers throughout the world, including artists traditionally underrepresented in the field of nonfiction cinema. In addition to his work at Sundance Institute, Mr. Perez executive produced and directed the feature documentary, Cesar’s Last Fast,| a film about the spiritual commitment of American civil rights and labor leader Cesar E. Chavez that premiered in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and is currently executive producing the feature documentary Cassandro, Queen of the Ring. Prior to joining the Sundance staff, Mr. Perez was an executive producer at Brave New Films where he produced two documentary series and directed and produced a third. Richard Ray Perez is a native of Los Angeles and holds a bachelor of arts degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.
  • Pamela Yates Speaker
    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.
  • Paco de Onís Speaker
    Executive Director, Skylight
    Paco de Onís grew up in several Latin American countries during a time of dictatorships. He is the Executive Director and Executive Producer of Skylight, a human rights media organization dedicated to creating documentary films and innovative media tools for long-term strategies to advance social and economic justice. Skylight's most recent film is "Disruption", which features the activist economists of Fundación Capital (2014 Skoll Awardee) working with economically marginalized women to challenge accepted notions of how to eradicate poverty in South America. During the past decade he has produced a series of documentary films telling transitional justice stories, along with companion interactive digital platforms: "Granito: Every Memory Matters" (to restore the collective memory of genocide in Guatemala); "IJCentral" (to promote global rule of law); "Dictator in the Dock" (a 24-webisode series on the genocide trial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt); and "The Toolbox" (a curated collection of online tools to aid in social change).
  • Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation
    Graham serves as Senior Program Officer for Impact Investing at the Ford Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for developing the team’s grant-making strategy and coordinating it closely with our program-related investment. Prior to joining Ford, Graham was Director of Corporate Citizenship Partnerships at Citigroup. As director, Graham worked with Citi’s myriad businesses to drive economic and social impact with clients and other key stakeholders while contributing to Citi's broader citizenship reporting requirements. He has also served as Senior Program Officer for Financial Inclusion at the Citi Foundation, where he managed the foundation’s international grant making in nearly 90 countries, while also leading investments in innovation, thought leadership, and research. Initially at Citi, Graham managed the Microfinance and Enterprise Development portfolios. Prior to joining Citi, Graham was senior director of VisionSpring, a leading social enterprise selling consumer products to promote economic development. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Graham received his BA from Colby College, MSc from NYU Wagner, and MBA through a joint program at NYU Stern, London School of Economics, and HEC Paris School of Management.
  • Yves Moury Speaker
    Founder, President and CEO, Fundacion Capital
    Yves Moury is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fundación Capital, an international non-profit social enterprise, and is a 2014 recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Mr. Moury is an Economist and Management Engineer from the University of Louvain’s School of Management in Belgium, and has dedicated most of his professional career on poverty reduction worldwide, as a consultant, entrepreneur and social entrepreneur. He worked in Europe, Africa, Asia and more extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean, serving as CEO of a consultancy focusing on small business banks and microfinance institutions and has long been director of Caja Rural de Ahorro & Crédito Los Andes, a regulated rural bank in Peru, serving low and very low-income clients where he put his business skills to social use, working on market-led services for the poor, socially-oriented investment funds and venture capital initiatives for social businesses and small business banks.