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Pamela Yates
Creative Director
Pamela Yates is an award-winning film director and the co-founder of  Skylight, a not-for-profit media organization that for over 35 years has combined cinematic arts with the quest for justice to inspire the defense of human rights. Skylight’s  films and programs strengthen social justice movements and catalyze collaborative networks of artists and activists. 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. Her film Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, for which she awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, was used as key forensic evidence in the genocide trial against Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala. Her third film in the Guatemalan trilogy, 500 YEARS had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on POV/PBS, streamed as part of Amazon Prime Festival Stars and is currently in wide release. Her feature length documentary BORDERLAND | The Line Within will be released this year. Pamela is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America, and the International Documentary Association and is on the Advisory Board of the Woodstock Film Festival.

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