Cross Stitch Project Founders
Independent filmmaker Phoebe Brown’s short films have screened in film festivals around the globe. Her documentary, “99 to 1: Ovarian Cancer and Me,” won the Jury Prize for Short Film in the 2009 International Health Film Festival and was chosen for the touring festival Southern Circuit showcasing outstanding independent filmmakers living in the American South. Brown holds an MFA in Photography from the Ernest Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University and creates non-fiction media projects that help give voice to marginalized communities and creatively address injustice in the world.
Producer and media maker Elizabeth Strickler works as the Associate Director of Georgia State University’s Digital Arts Entertainment Lab where she teaches Cross-media Design and Producing Emerging Media. Her narrative and documentary short films focus on atmosphere and the Southern Gothic and have screened in numerous festivals including: The Rhode Island Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Aarhaus Festival of Independent Arts Denmark. Her new media work including Runaway:The Game and Time Laps have been presented in the University Film and Video Association’s New Media exhibit.
ASHA for Education Atlanta
Asha, which means “hope”, is dedicated to the support of basic education of underprivileged children in India. Asha is a non-profit organization and has more than 40 chapters in the US, India and other countries. Asha believes that education is the most effective means to solve the problems of poverty, population explosion and bring about long-term socio-economic change.
Trinita Society for Health and Social Research, Kolkata
Trinita began its journey in 1997 working in the areas of health, education, nutrition and skill development training for marginalized women, street children and child laborers in the eastern part of Kolkata. The organization was founded by a group of volunteer doctors and social activists. Trinita Society’s mission is to work for an all-round development of the society based on the following rights:
Right to Shelter- right to life with dignity and honour
Right to Protection -from exploitation, abuse and neglect
Right to Development – through creative education and cultural activities as well as through grass root awareness generation and empowerment.
Atlanta Girls School
AGS girls volunteer more than 5,000 hours of community service each year through ongoing community service projects with a vast array of local, national, and global organizations.
Anuradha Bulusu, Asha for Education Atlanta
Mohua Thakurta, Video Instructor, Art Institute of Atlanta
Eric Key, Branding and Web Design, Pixel Point Interactive
Jess Jones, Textiles and Design, Georgia State University
Sanjeev Das, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata