Cara Mertes is part of the Creativity and Free Expression team, as director of JustFilms, the Ford Foundation's creative visual storytelling initiative. JustFilms works globally to support artist-led films and new media projects, strengthen organisations and networks for independent and artist-driven content, and develop new leadership and resources in this field.
Straight from Sundance Film Festival 2018, Cara Mertes will speak about Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative and discuss how philanthropy is leveraging film and narrative-centered strategies for social justice. As part of the presentation, she will preview some films and initiatives which are making an impact, including Stories of Change with the Skoll Foundation, the JustFilms Global Film Network and the new Pop Culture Collaborative.
The lecture will be chaired by Stephan Chambers.