Annabel Park

Facing Humanity

Annabel is a documentary filmmaker known for her innovative social media projects. She is the founder of new nonprofit Facing Humanity which organizes face-to-face conversations across America with the goal of placing members of marginalized communities at the center of public policy discussions. 

With Eric Byler, she co-directed the documentary 9500 Liberty (2010) about a bitter fight over immigration policy that unfolded in Prince William County, Virginia over immigration policy featuring Corey Stewart, and The Headless Klansman (2018) about the controversy over the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Selma, Alabama. They are finishing the feature documentary Story of America about historical revisionism and the political divide featuring the civil rights leader Rev. William Barber.

She has contributed to hundreds of short videos on YouTube and more recently, dozens of livecasts of political events. She has made numerous media appearances and her writings have been published in the Washington Post and CNN

She founded several online communities including The Coffee PartyThe Talk on Main StBridge the DivideLibyans and Americans United for Friendship & PeaceAmerica Welcomes Refugees.

She studied philosophy at Boston University and political theory at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar.