Christoffer Næss (Norway)
Christoffer is dedicated to the usage of video documentary workshops in order to self-express and self-evaluate for people in oppressed – as well as in privileged situations. He believes this will connect audience and subject in a way not before experienced in other types of documentaries. He has working experience from Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, The South Bronx – USA, Birar- India and Kabul – Afghanistan.
He is also the workshop leader for Scandinavian Stories, a digital storytelling program for youth exploring and documenting Scandinavian cultural identity in a globalized world.
He graduated from the New School University with an M.A. in Human Rights & Media, where he and his group presented a thesis about video letters – it was awarded the Outstanding Practicum 2010.
Flannery Miller (New York)
Flannery believes in art as a tool for social justice. She uses dance, film and art to inspire youth to act on what they see in the world. She was born and raised in Oakland, California but is currently in New York working as the Outreach Coordinator for Skylight Pictures, a company dedicated to creating films about human rights and social justice.
With Global Video Letters, she helped to organize, teach, and coordinate the workshops in the Bronx, New York. She also facilitated two participatory media projects in Rio de Janeiro: human rights and photography workshops in Nova Holanda, and a multi-media media advocacy and music for justice workshop in Bangu.