Amy BENSON

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Amy BensonAmy Benson left an ultra-rewarding 10-year teaching career, when she fell even more in love with documentary. Amy is co-owner of Nonfiction Media, a production company in Seattle, with her storytelling husband, Scott Squire. She has shot and edited over 25 films telling the stories of nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, Africa and Asia. She is passionate about telling the stories of girls and women around the world. Her documentary— Three: Impressions from the Struggle for Girls’ Education was the centerpiece of the UNIFEM Singapore film festival. Her film, Called to Shine about Clarksdale, Mississippi’s only female preacher premiered at the Langston Hughes film festival. Her very first short about the life in a local homeless encampment won awards from SIFF and The Seattle Times. Amy is currently directing and producing, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, a feature length documentary film. It will be released early 2015.

Website: http://www.girlworldproject.org

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