Brasilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas works at the intersection of storytelling, social justice, and cities. Her work spans both fiction and non-fiction content, including short films and feature-length documentary projects. Her latest fiction short film, Sacred, recently premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival. She also wrote and directed the multi-platform documentary Land of Opportunity, which chronicles the reconstruction of New Orleans through the eyes of those on the frontlines. Through her company, JoLu Productions, Luisa produces impact-driven multimedia content for an array of clients in the non-profit and private sectors. Luisa is currently the project director and Executive Producer for an innovative storytelling initiative funded by the Ford Foundation, designed to train organizers and advocates in cities across the U.S. to harness the power of narrative in the fight for housing and land justice.
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