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Julia Bacha

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Media Strategist and Media Director at Just Vision

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 Julia Bacha Biography

Julia Bacha is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and the Creative Director at the non-profit Just Vision. Since graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 2003, she has strategically used documentary film to change commonly held narratives about the Middle East.

Julia started her filmmaking career in Cairo, where she wrote and edited Control Room (2004), for which she was nominated for the Writer’s Guild of America Award. Control Room became one of the highest grossing political documentaries of all time and introduced Americans for the first time to the inner workings of the Arab satellite channel, Al Jazeera.

Subsequently, she moved to Jerusalem where she co-directed, wrote and edited Encounter Point (2006), which followed Palestinians and Israelis who risked their lives and public standing to promote an end to the occupation and the conflict. Encounter Point premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, broadcast on Al Arabiya to millions of viewers and was endorsed by the Israeli Education Ministry for use in public schools.

Julia then directed and produced the critically-acclaimed Budrus (2009), which chronicled the story of a Palestinian community organizer who united all Palestinian factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel's separation barrier. Hailed in the New York Times as "this year's must-see documentary," the film successfully shifted the way international media covered the protests, as confirmed by an independent media-audit by Edelman PR.

Most recently, Julia directed and produced My Neighbourhood (2012), which follows a Palestinian teenager struggling to reclaim his home in East Jerusalem from Israeli settlers. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was released online by The Guardian and won the coveted Peabody Award in 2013.

Julia's work has been exhibited at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, broadcast on the BBC, HBO and Al Jazeera and screened at widely diverse settings, from Palestinian refugee camps and villages to the halls of the American Congress and European Parliament. She has been a guest on numerous television shows such as Charlie Rose and UP with Steve Riskin on MSNBC, and her work has been profiled in almost every major news outlet around the world such as The Washington Post , Der Spiegel, O Globo, Israeli's Channel 2, The Economist, Haaretz and Ma'an. In addition to over twenty film festival awards, Julia is the recipient of the 2009 King Hussein Leadership Prize, 2010 Search for Common Ground Award, 2011 Ridenhour Film Prize, 2012 O Globo "Faz Diferença" Prize and the 2012 PUMA Creative Impact Award.

Julia is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Media Advisor for the Sundance/Skoll Stories of Change Initiative and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. Her TED talk, “Pay Attention to Nonviolence,” was selected as one of the best talks of 2011 by the TED curators and has been viewed by over half a million people worldwide. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.

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Julia Bacha

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Media Strategist and Media Director at Just Vision

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Julia Bacha Biography

Julia Bacha is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and the Creative Director at the non-profit Just Vision. Since graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 2003, she has strategically used documentary film to change commonly held narratives about the Middle East.

Julia started her filmmaking career in Cairo, where she wrote and edited Control Room (2004), for which she was nominated for the Writer’s Guild of America Award. Control Room became one of the highest grossing political documentaries of all time and introduced Americans for the first time to the inner workings of the Arab satellite channel, Al Jazeera.

Subsequently, she moved to Jerusalem where she co-directed, wrote and edited Encounter Point (2006), which followed Palestinians and Israelis who risked their lives and public standing to promote an end to the occupation and the conflict. Encounter Point premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, broadcast on Al Arabiya to millions of viewers and was endorsed by the Israeli Education Ministry for use in public schools.

Julia then directed and produced the critically-acclaimed Budrus (2009), which chronicled the story of a Palestinian community organizer who united all Palestinian factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel's separation barrier. Hailed in the New York Times as "this year's must-see documentary," the film successfully shifted the way international media covered the protests, as confirmed by an independent media-audit by Edelman PR.

Most recently, Julia directed and produced My Neighbourhood (2012), which follows a Palestinian teenager struggling to reclaim his home in East Jerusalem from Israeli settlers. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was released online by The Guardian and won the coveted Peabody Award in 2013.

Julia's work has been exhibited at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, broadcast on the BBC, HBO and Al Jazeera and screened at widely diverse settings, from Palestinian refugee camps and villages to the halls of the American Congress and European Parliament. She has been a guest on numerous television shows such as Charlie Rose and UP with Steve Riskin on MSNBC, and her work has been profiled in almost every major news outlet around the world such as The Washington Post , Der Spiegel, O Globo, Israeli's Channel 2, The Economist, Haaretz and Ma'an. In addition to over twenty film festival awards, Julia is the recipient of the 2009 King Hussein Leadership Prize, 2010 Search for Common Ground Award, 2011 Ridenhour Film Prize, 2012 O Globo "Faz Diferença" Prize and the 2012 PUMA Creative Impact Award.

Julia is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Media Advisor for the Sundance/Skoll Stories of Change Initiative and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. Her TED talk, “Pay Attention to Nonviolence,” was selected as one of the best talks of 2011 by the TED curators and has been viewed by over half a million people worldwide. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.

Julia Bacha Videos

  • Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence
  • DIFF09 - Julia Bacha - Interview - YouTube
  • TEDxRamallah - Julia Bacha - One Story, One Film, Many Changes ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Julia Bacha?

    Booking fees for Julia Bacha, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Julia Bacha, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Julia Bacha?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Julia Bacha for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Julia Bacha for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Julia Bacha or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Julia Bacha or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Julia Bacha is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Julia Bacha for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Julia Bacha generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pamela Meyer, Danielle de Niese, Rebecca MacKinnon, Jeremy Gilley and Jae Rhim Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Julia Bacha for an upcoming event.

Julia Bacha Speaker Videos

  • Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence
    DIFF09 - Julia Bacha - Interview - YouTube
  • TEDxRamallah - Julia Bacha - One Story, One Film, Many Changes ...

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