Julia Bacha
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Julia Bacha is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker and the Creative Director at Just Vision. She started her filmmaking career in Cairo, where she wrote and edited Control Room (Sundance 2004), for which she was nominated to the Writer’s Guild of America Award. Subsequently she moved to Jerusalem where she co-directed Encounter Point (Tribeca 2006). Julia then directed Budrus (Berlinale 2009), which the New York Times called “this year’s must-see documentary,” the short My Neighbourhood (Tribeca 2012), and the feature Naila and the Uprising (IDFA 2017), which was broadcast on PBS in 2019. In addition to over thirty film festival awards, Julia is the recipient of the 2011 Ridenhour Film Prize, the 2012 Doc Society Creative Impact Award, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2017 Columbia University Medal of Excellence, and the 2019 Chicken & Egg Award. Originally from Brazil, Julia is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, a Documentary Branch Member of AMPAS and has given two TED talks, “Pay attention to nonviolence” and “How women wage conflict without violence.