The core production team of Georg Koszulinski, Elizabeth Slagsvol, and Joshua Yates have been producing award-winning social justice documentaries since 2008.


 

CREDITS

GEORG KOSZULINSKI
Director, Cinematographer, Editor

MEREDITH THOMPSON
Producer

 ELIZABETH SLAGSVOL
Producer, Sound

DARRELL HILLAIRE
Producer

JOSHUA YATES
Cinematography

CHRISTINA ROBERTS
Producer

 

 
 

GEORG KOSZULINSKI

Director,Cinematographer, Editor

Georg has been making films and videos since 1999. His award-winning works have been presented at hundreds of colleges, universities, and film festivals around the world. Fandor, recently released his Florida Trilogy (2007-14) and his experimental film essay series, Frontier Journals #1-8 (2013-15). His work has also appeared on the Documentary Channel and the Journal of Short Film. In 2016, he presented new work at the Atlanta Film Festival, San Francisco DocFest, Visible Evidence XXIII, DOCFeed, and Mexico's Oaxaca Film Festival. His film essay, Frontier Journals 08: Antipodes Rising, was recently selected to the Best of the 43rd Annual Northwest Filmmaker's Traveling Tour. Georg is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Seattle University where he teaches filmmaking and has been awarded "Teacher of the Year" (2017). 


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ELIZABETH SLAGSVOL

Producer, Sound

Elizabeth has been producing award-winning social-justice documentaries for over a decade. She and Georg have collaborated on numerous feature documentaries, including Immokalee U.S.A. (2008), a film that documents the lives of Mexican and Guatemalan migrant workers in a Florida migrant farmworker community, and Loa: Encounters with the sacred Spirits of Haiti (2016).

Elizabeth co-produced Wild Horses & Renegades with James Kleinert, exposing the Bureau of Land Management's mis-management of the Western Wild Mustangs. Kleinert v The Bureau of Land Management set legal precedence.  Attorney Daniel Stotter presented the case in Federal Court, Westlaw published the case 2015 WL 5675792 which is now in legal standing.


JOSHUA YATES

Cinematography

A media artist and educator based in the Carolinas, Joshua oversaw cinematography duties on White Ravens. His award-winning films have screened around the world, including LA's Filmforum, NYC's Anthology Film Archives, Barcelona Independent Film Festival, and most recently the New Orleans Film Festival where his film, This is Yates (2015), won Best Experimental Film. Josh is a lecturer at UNC-Charlotte where he teaches filmmaking.


MEREDITH THOMPSON

Producer

Meredith is a multi-media artist who has been exhibiting art in North America since 2008. She has a bachelor's degree in art history and visual arts from Princeton University and has received awards for a performance and installation piece on American consumerism and for 'Mosquito Americano,' a multi-media mural depicting the resistance to colonization she encountered while teaching art in Puerto Rico. Since 2009, she has been engaged in various environmental and social-justice art projects on Haida Gwaii.


DARRELL HILLAIRE

“Pride comes from taking on the toughest issues and not giving up.”

Coach, mentor, playwright, teacher and leader for the Lummi Nation for more than twenty years, Darrell also served on community boards, the Lummi Indian Business Council and Chair of the Lummi Nation.  Darrell writes and produces plays with Children of the Setting Sun Productions, dedicated to marketing Native American themed performance arts, as well as making the culture & history of Native American people accessible.  Darrell's production company specializes in Coast Salish storytelling, a Lummi family tradition. -Darrell received Man of the Year award from People's Bank in 2015. 


CHRISTINA ROBERTS

Christina has a passion for teaching and American literatures. Christina received her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Arizona in 2007. While at the University of Arizona, she studied with scholars and writers who focused on Native American literatures, early to nineteenth-century American literature and literatures of the American west and frontier. During this time Ms. Roberts worked with programs that supported Native American youth and first-generation college students. Today, Seattle University’s commitment to social justice continues to inspire Christina to look beyond the surface of all things and explore solutions to manifestations of injustice. Her courses demonstrate the importance of detailed analysis and offer students the opportunity to engage in provocative discussions about social justice issues.