About The Speaker
Ragnhild Ek is an award-winning filmmaker and communications expert, currently coordinating the UNHCR/IEFTA project "Building Bridges in the Creative Industry in Egypt. She has served for the UN Refugee Agency, including in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and the Middle East as well as worked as the Head of UNHCR Video Unit in Geneva managing content teams for the refugee agency, worldwide. She has also served as a jury member, decision maker and mentor for various festivals and programs including the “Docs-in-Progress” Showcase at the Marché du Film, Dhaka Doc Lab, TFI's IF/THEN Shorts Program at IDFA, Durban FilmMart and most recently DocedgeKolkata. Ragnhild is the Executive Producer for the feature documentary, Beyond the Raging Sea which had its Theatrical release in late 2021. She also serves as the chairperson for the Global Film and Media Initiative (GFMI).