Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Brooklyn, New York

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April 2020
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About Lisa

Lisa Russell, MPH is an Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker who has 15+ years producing films and curating creative events that lie at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development. An established global speaker and thought leader, she is a two time TEDx speaker, SheDecides Global Champion, UN/NGO contracted storyteller and arts curator, Fulbright Specialist, speaker, writer and is a regular presenter at film festivals, storytelling summits, leading universities, international conferences and youth leadership programs.

Loglines

  •  A Revolutionary Act

    A Revolutionary Act Biography Drama After fifty years exiled in Tanzania, a black revolutionary faces a U.S. Truth and Reconciliation Commission to see if he can secure a pardon and finally return to the United States. As he stands before the Commission, he reminisces over his life's greatest achievements and deepest regrets. Based on a true story.

  • America's TRC

    America's TRC Drama Biography A former high-ranking Black Panther leader petitions the Hauge to instigate America's first Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to review past injustices against black nationalist leaders under the FBI's COINTELPRO of the 60s and 70s. Amidst his undying effort to free all remaining political prisoners, he is challenged by the systemic forces still at play.

Awards

  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Interactivity Media
    (2009)

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