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Lisa Russell

Governess Films

Lisa Russell is an Emmy-award winning independent documentary filmmaker whose background in humanitarian relief and development work gives her inspiration for films about our global society. She has traveled extensively, shooting films in diverse countries such as Brazil, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Lisa is also a teaching artist for Urban Word NYC where she leads workshops that blend film screenings with spoken word poetry/open mics on issues affecting today’s youth.


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Behind the Scenes of “Love, Labor, Loss”

Lisa Russell

Obstetric fistula is not just a women's issue, and not just about the developing world. It is about our inability to prioritize people's lives and about legislation that restricts funding based on political battles. And it reflects a sense of complacency towards striving for social equality and progress.

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