For over 25 years, Bruni Burres has worked in the fields of art, culture, and human rights, serving as a festival director, media educator, creative producer, and social media strategist. Burres is the chief adviser to the Sundance Documentary Film Program. She is also a mentor and expert at the Greenhouse Program (which supports emerging filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa), as well as an audiovisual producer and independent media consultant. She was previously the director and co-founder of the Human Rights Watch film festival (1991-2008). In association with the International Center for Transitional Justice, she produced the documentary La Toma (The Siege), which explores the impact of the 1985 siege of the Palace of Justice in Colombia. Burres is the co-screenwriter and associate producer of Allende mi abuelo Allende, directed by Marcia Tambutti Allende, which won Best Documentary at Cannes 2015, and the co-screenwriter and producer of Whose Country?, directed by Mohamed Siam, which premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2016.
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