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Pamela T. Boll

Pamela Tanner Boll is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and activist.  Pam brought her activism and her art closer together by co-executive producing the Academy award-winning film, “Born into Brothels: The Kids of Calcutta’s Red Light District.”  She is currently producing the following film projects: “Global Moms” with director Justine Shapiro (of “Promises”); “Life on the Edge: True Stories of Doctors Without Borders,” a documentary following volunteers from Doctors Without Borders; “Project Kashmir” directed by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta Patel; “In a Dream” (winner of the Emerging Visions Audience Award at SXSW) directed by Jeremiah Zagar and Jeremy Yaches; and “Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence” with Tiffany Shlain, director of “The Tribe” and eight award-winning shorts.

Pamela just completed directing and producing a new film, “Who Does She Think She Is?”  This is a feature-length documentary about the lives of women who are artists and mothers.  We follow five contemporary women working in the arts—sculptors, musicians, and painters—and see their struggle to express themselves in a world that sometimes devalues the contributions of women as artists and caregivers.  The film will be released in theaters through Artistic License beginning Fall 2008.

Pamela grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia then graduated from Middlebury College.  She completed graduate studies and has an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Women and Creativity from Lesley University.  She and her husband live in Massachusetts where they have raised their three sons.p.boll@comcast.net

AbbyAbigail E. Disney is an executive producer of Women, War & Peace, producer of the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell and writer on Peace Unveiled, the third film in the series about Afghanistan. Her longtime passion for women’s issues and peacebuilding led her to producing films. She has executive produced films that address various social issues, including Family Affair, Playground, Sun Come Up (Academy Award® Nominee 2011, Best Documentary Short) and Return, and is involved in several more films in various stages of development and production.

Disney also co-founded the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in the five boroughs of New York City. Her work in philanthropy, women’s engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the White House Project, the Changing the Landscape for Women Award from the Center for the Advancement of Women, and the prestigious International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award from the Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.

In addition, Disney holds degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. She has been a judge at the Tribeca Film Festival, sits on the advisory board of ITVS’s groundbreaking initiative, Women and Girls Lead, and is a sought-after public speaker. She frequently travels around the country and across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches and lectures, and has participated in panels in diverse locations such as The Hague, Davos, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and at dozens of universities and community centers. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America.

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