Festival Year: 2023

Maggie Lemere

Roles: Director, Producer

Maggie Lemere is a filmmaker, oral historian and storytelling strategist whose work focuses on social and environmental issues. She’s been a conflict researcher, human rights trainer, refugee case worker, and filmmaker on projects globally. In addition to producing Generation Green New deal, she is currently directing Land of Canaan, which follows regenerative olive farmers in Palestine (and which received National Geographic’s Equity in the Natural World grant), and she is producing Above and Below the Ground, which follows water protectors in Myanmar. She is the author of Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime (McSweeney’s). As a founder of Rhiza, a women-led collective that uses storytelling, healing, organizing, and research to support social transformation and environmental justice, Maggie is passionate about high-quality, high-impact and collaborative storytelling. Maggie is a Master Naturalist and serves as Oral Historian for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.


2023 Program(s): 

VS Goliath: Work-in Progress Sneak Preview & Panel Discussion


Festival Year: 2023