Gender :: Media :: Human Rights
Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, media strategist, and catalyst for social change who believes storytelling and technology can create safer communities for women and girls.
Named one of the "10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2011" by Independent Magazine, Nancy Schwartzman is the director of the award-winning film "The Line," a documentary that examines rape culture and the line of consent, and "xoxosms" a love story that explores how technology can create digital intimacy. “xoxosms” will be broadcast on PBS's POV series on July 15, 2013.
Nancy is the Founder of The Line Campaign, a youth-driven transmedia initiative and blog to empowering young leaders to end sexual violence. She is the Executive Director of the start-up non-profit, Tech 4 Good, which created the Circle of 6 iPhone and Android app. Circle of 6 won the highly competitive White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge and Avon Foundation for Women’s Ending Violence @Home Award. Circle of 6 helps friends stay close and connected to prevent violence before it happens. Circle of 6 was recently localized for New Delhi, and has 70,000 users in 28 countries.
An early adopter of cutting edge media tools for women's safety and dynamic storytelling, Nancy is a sought-after speaker and consultant. Past clients include Academy Award Nominee "The Invisible War" and POV broadcast "Girl Model", and she has spoken at the United Nations, the Institute of Medicine, TEDxSheffield, Sheffield Doc Fest, DOCNYC and more. Read more about Nancy