Hilary Linder, Director & Producer

 

Hilary Linder combines her knowledge in the fields of international development and humanitarian relief with her passion for non-fiction storytelling as the director and producer of Indivisible. Hilary is the founder and president of Kudzu Films, a production company dedicated to spreading social justice through film. 

 

Recently, Hilary monitored humanitarian emergencies for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and served as a Programs Manager at the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, where she managed projects aimed at promoting job growth and smart, sustainable economic development. Hilary also has established education scholarships for children in Zimbabwe and Tanzania and conducted independent HIV/AIDS research in Rwanda.

 

Hilary holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Laura Franco Velasco, Editor

 

Laura Franco is a freelance editor and video journalist. Her most recent film, “Luchadora,” is about Luna Magica - a professional lucha libre wrestler in Mexico City and her struggles in and out of the ring. The film recently premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and will be screened at additional festivals throughout the year.  Laura also works as a video-journalist for Al Jazeera, where she produces, films and edits videos aiming to create social change.

 

Laura was born and started her career in Spain. She moved to Washington, D.C. after graduating from film school.  Her work has aired on The CW, Channel 10, Al Jazeera, and at film festivals. 

 

Laura holds an A.A.S in Film Production, an A.A.S in Communication and Broadcasting Technology and a B.A. on Arts and Communication from American University.