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Wendy Dent

Founder and CEO, Cinemmerse
United States

"It was my teachers who inspired me, who believed in me, and not only encouraged - and demanded - that I be the best I can be, but opened roads for me to begin that journey. Many of the movies that have moved me the most are the ones about teachers, because success does not come without struggle and to face those challenges everyone needs someone who recognizes who they are and helps them reach their potential - for me it was the teachers who touched my soul, that kept me going and made me fly."

Bio

Wendy Dent is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, speaker, entrepreneur of new media platforms, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2013-2019), and an independent consultant advising think tanks, NGOs and government on international issues, strategy, film and technology.

In 2012 to 2013, Dent served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her documentaries, filmed across five continents, have been acquired by universities and screened at international film festivals around the globe. She is also the founder/ CEO of Cinemmerse, the Industry Intervention and Human Rights on Film. Her writing has been published in leading scholarly and trade magazines.

Dent has been a guest speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC and Columbia universities, and interviewed about international politics on CNN International. She is the recipient of international film festival awards and an Australian national youth achievement award.

 

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