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Christina Antonakos-Wallace


Christina is a filmmaker and cultural organizer. For over ten years, she has worked as a director and producer focusing on telling empowering stories and creating strategic media for the social-justice and arts sectors. Cutting her teeth as a youth organizer for gender and racial justice, at age fifteen she founded an empowerment conference for Seattle young women, which continued for nearly 20 years. As the initiator of the transmedia project With Wings and Roots, she manages collaborators based in Europe and the U.S, who create media, curricula and events that offer new narratives on migration, belonging, and racism. Her films have won awards (Media that Matters Change Maker Award, Euro Media Award for Culture of Diversity, Berlin Active for Democracy and Tolerance Award) and have been presented in over a dozen countries, at nearly 200 festivals and events often accompanied by workshops. Commissions and grants include the New America Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and the German Ministry for Civic Education. She was a Fellow at Hedgebrook, a resident with Port Townsend Film Festival, and holds a BA & BFA from the New School & Parsons School of Design. Her first feature-length film, FROM HERE, over a decade in the making, will premiere at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in 2020.

Updated June 2020

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