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Locsi Ferra

Head of Impact
Level Forward
Participates in 1 Session

I got my start doing human rights advocacy and gender-based violence work with La Casa De Las Madres and Amnesty International. I began recognizing the power media and storytelling had to affect social change, so pursued storytelling as a primary tool to educate and activate people in support of social justice issues. I helped conceptualize ITVS Community Cinema (Indie Lens Pop Up), a national engagement screening program for community action in over 50 U.S. cities. I felt a persistent calling to do more for gender equality and moved to the UK to pursue an MA in Gender & International Development, University of Sussex. I wanted to put my education into action and moved to Nepal where I consulted with UNFPA on social service programs for female ex-combatants in cantonments. Then in Vietnam, I incorporated gender perspectives into community projects with the Spanish Development Agency, Paz Y Desarollo. I returned to the U.S. to run Women and Girls Lead @ ITVS, a multiyear campaign that brought 60 films on women’s and girl’s leadership to 55.1 million Americans (i.e. Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Half the Sky and The Invisible War). I spearheaded high level media projects like Ted Talks on PBS, Class of 27 and Global Symposium on Gender in Media - Mumbai in partnership with Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Then began working with scripted projects at Killer Content which evolved into Level Forward, where I am Head of Impact. Level Forward is a new breed entertainment company driving industry and economic transformation through creatively excellent, multi-platform storytelling. We are a story driven/impact minded enterprise, committed to innovation and inclusion throughout all creative and business processes. 

Sessions in which Locsi Ferra participates

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
#DecolonizeDocs—The Audience
1 hour 30 minutes, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

ArcLight Hollywood - Theater 10

Panel

Locsi Ferra, Level Forward (Participant)

Sonya Childress, Firelight Media (Moderator)

Maori Holmes, BlackStar Film Festival (Participant)

Katie Mota, Wise Entertainment (Participant)

Deana Nassar, Arab Film and Media Institute (Participant)