VICTORIA BRUCE -
Victoria Bruce is a Documentary Filmmaker and author with a passion for human rights and a long history of working on dramatic and sometimes dangerous non-fiction stories in Latin America. She has had her films in over 50 film festivals including IDFA and Sundance, and has had films acquired by HBO, CBS, History Channel, Netflix, Hulu and PBS. She is the recipient of many film festival awards as well as a duPont-Columbia University Award.
CAREEN SHANNON - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Careen Shannon is an attorney, writer and former law professor who has focused on U.S. immigration law and policy for nearly 30 years. She is the co-author of several books, and the author of hundreds of articles, about immigration law and global migration. She has made numerous trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide pro bono legal services to immigrant families held by the U.S. government in detention camps in New Mexico and Texas. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Safe Passage Project, a New York-based nonprofit that provides free lawyers to immigrant youth.
LAURA SELTZER-DUNY - PRODUCER/SOCIAL IMPACT PRODUCER
Laura Seltzer-Duny produces social issue and historical documentaries featuring unsung heroes and the people they help. Laura has produced many stories about migration, the plight of refugees, and their efforts to resettle. She is an award-winning PBS documentary and educational filmmaker. With her latest PBS film, Nobody Wants Us, about Holocaust refugees, she has taken outreach and audience engagement to a new level, creating a robust Social Impact strategy that includes non-profit, film festival and university screenings, as well as the creation of a middle school curriculum. She plans to use a similar and customized strategy for Las Abogadas.
BRYAN LITT - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Bryan Litt is a director, producer, writer, and cinematographer with 20 years of experience in film and video production and cinematography. His experience includes leading a creative team, project management, pitching, business development, branding, budgeting, and creative development. Bryan has a MFA in Film from the Columbia College of Chicago and teaches filmmaking at American University in Washington, D.C.
SIMON EFOKOA- EDITOR
Simon Efokoa is a professional videographer, photographer and video editor who is experienced in all facets of video production and content creation. Having left his country in 2019 due to conflict in Cameroon, Simon is currently in the United States and working on shooting and editing for Las Abogadas. Simon’s credits include many productions for music industry professionals in Cameroon and short-form documentary and commercial video productions.
NANCY BONILLA - CAMERA
Nancy Bonilla is a Mexican writer, photographer, videographer, academic activist and contributor to social change. She has a degree in Philosophy from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and is the Academic Coordinator of the Ibero-American Network for Human Rights. She specializes in Gender and Otherness Studies, and coordinates workshops and conferences that reinforce, promote and disseminate Human Rights. She has focused on the work for the Right to Truth, to Memory and to the Guarantee of Non-Repetition with a Gender and Transformative Justice approach.
KRISTIN SCHRECKER - SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Kristin Schrecker retired from Motorola Solutions, Inc. after twenty years implementing and supervising multi-million dollar complex engineering projects. She serves on the board of Creating Communities, a Maryland nonprofit providing “Life Skills Through Arts” programs to students from low-income households (including many immigrants) in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Through her friendship with Rebecca Eichler, she has become passionate about helping migrants seeking asylum in the United States, which led to her involvement with Las Abogadas.
YASEMIN JAMISON - PRODUCTION MANAGER
Yasemin Jamison is a Muslim Turkish-American who immigrated to the United States from Turkey at 8 years old with her family. As a young adult, she became politically active promoting social justice for women and people marginalized by society. Yasemin has been instrumental in bringing focus to issues important to the citizens of Anne Arundel County in Maryland where she resides, such as bringing diversity to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, promoting anti-hate resolutions in the Anne Arundel County Council, and lobbying against discriminatory policies, in the belief of equality and fair treatment for all people. She is the founder and President of Co-op Arundel a 501(c)3 that brings programs and services to underserved communities.
EUGENIO MAILLEFERT CHABERT - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Eugenio Maillefert Chabert has worked as a video producer for J. Walter Thompson Mexico for 8 years and was in charge of regional productions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa for brands such as Unilever, Kellogg's, Ford, Warner Lambert, and Kimberly Clark, among others. He founded production company Sake Films, running it for 15 years, with Mexican, European and American directors, filming advertising and video clips. He is currently a producer, director, editor, and drone pilot for his own production company, elmaillefert.