Vanina Harel

Vanina Harel is an environmental filmmaker and multimedia producer who is currently pursuing an MFA in Film and Electronic Media at American University. With a background in biology, she has travelled to South Africa and Botswana to produce a short film about rhino conservation, swum with piranhas and caïmans in the Brazilian Pantanal, filmed aboard the historic skipjack vessel in the Chesapeake Bay, and gone octopus fishing in Rodrigues Island. Her current projects include a 30-minute documentary called Vey nou Lagon (Living the Ocean), for which she received a National Geographic Young Explorers grant.