Christina Antonakos-Wallace

Media Educator, Global Action Project
Brooklyn, NY

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2006

Bio:

Christina Antonakos-Wallace is an emerging documentary filmmaker hailing from Seattle and based in Brooklyn, NY. An activist since age 14, she is committed to using creative means to catalyze change and support social justice movements. In 2006, she graduated at the top of her class at the New School and Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A in Fine Arts and Video, and a B.A. in Sociology. Her honors include MTV’s “Fight for Your Rights” scholarship. A participant in the HIA 2006 New York program, she continued her HIA experience in Berlin, interning with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She is the producer and director of the mutli-platform documentary project with WINGS AND ROOTS, which tells the stories of children of immigrants from diverse backgrounds who are actively pushing against their societies narrow definitions of belonging in Berlin and New York. The project won the EuroMedia Special Award for Culture of Diversity in 2011, and the Change Maker Award in the Media that Matters Film Festival. Currently, she produces videos for NGOs, and teaches media literacy and video production to high school students with the organization Global Action Project.
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