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Lisa Russell is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, Academy Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting Quarterfinalist and artist curator who has a 15+ year career that lies at the intersection of arts, social justice and global development. She is of Chinese/Mongolian descent, grew up in a Latino neighborhood in Southern California and has spent the last 20 years living in Brooklyn, NY and working on the African continent. Currently based in East Africa, she is a leader in impact storytelling in the UN/NGO space. For more info, visit lisarussellfilms.com.

Known For
Bi-Racial Hair (Emmy-winning), Mother's Cry, We Will Not Die Like Dogs
Special Skills
Art curation


Lisa Russell
Drama Comedy

After fifty years exiled in Tanzania, a high-ranking Black Panther Leader 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.