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We were a team producing a show that educates  about pressing human rights issues, advocates and encourages positive action to uphold Human Rights, as defined by internationally agreed upon laws and standards, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights .

We covered human rights events, interview experts, officials in the field, human rights defenders, victims, artists and average citizens to raise the profile of the most important human rights issues facing society today.

We believe that every person can make a difference.
Every episode of Our Human Rights shows actions that can be taken by individuals to make a difference.

Production Crew

Tolga Ors  has served as a human rights and peace activist for 10 years. He has actively been contributing to different peace and human rights organizations. Tolga completed the George Washington University  Documentary Center post-graduate degree in 2005 and since then volunteers on documentaries related to social and political issues. Tolga is a Senior Project Manager and holds the Project Management Institute Project Management Professional certification.

Jonathan Cohen has served for over 20 years with Amnesty International, including current positions as Co-Chair of the Regional Planning Group for the Mid-Atlantic region and a founding Corporate Action Network Coordinator. He has taught on the subject of human rights and nonprofits as well as business at New York University, spoken widely in the U.S. and abroad, appeared on radio and television and published book chapters concerning global human rights trends as well as business-nonprofit partnerships.

Emily Skelton graduated from The College of William & Mary, where she co-founded Every 2 Minutes , a program which educated freshman women on how to help a friend who has been sexually assaulted.  She also helped develop educational training programs for Avalon, a woman's shelter in Williamsburg, VA, volunteered with the Whitman Walker Clinic, was a volunteer drama teacher with Teen's Against the Spread of AIDS, & is a member of the Younger Women's Task Force . Emily is also heavily involved in the DC based comedy troupe The Couch Potatoes  and is the Associate Producer at Video Solutions .

Ruth Pojman has worked on anti-trafficking issues and developing anti-TIP programs in Europe and Eurasia for over nine years. She formerly worked for the International Organization for Migration on programs assisting in the development of migration policy, border control, NGO-government cooperation and anti-trafficking; on raising awareness of refugee, political asylum and tolerance issues for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in the Kyrgyz Republic, and in media relations for Mobil Oil in Kazakhstan.   In the mid-90s she worked on civil society and democratization issues throughout the former Soviet Union for World Learning (based in Moscow) and on US-USSR exchanges in the late 80s and early 90s. She lived and worked in Central Asia and Russia for a total of eleven years. She speaks fluent Russian. Ruth completed her post-graduate degree in Documentary film-making from George Washington University in 2006 and is actively contributing to movies and documentaries on human-trafficking.

Sultana Parveen is interested in making documentaries on various cultural and human rights related issues. To keep with her interests, she has also completed a certificate course on Video Editing(Final Cut Pro) and Production Assistant course at Fairfax Public Access, VA. Sultana is also proficient at using Premier Pro which she uses for editing for Our Human Rights (OHR). Sultana also volunteers as camera person for various shows at FPA and of course OHR.

Kamalika Datta has worked extensively on upholding the rights of women and putting an end to violence against women in the South Asian region. She is engaged with various women's rights movements in the Asia-Pacific region. Kamalika has also worked on micro-finance and micro-enterprise with women in rural India. She has trained staff of non profit organizations on gender and development and on the usage of participatory approaches for planning. Kamalika has been part of a film production team which produced a documentary on the rights of women in India.

Matthew Courtney  has worked for more than 10 years as a videographer and sometimes editor for a video company in FL, before moving to DC. 
He wrote and is currently producing a short film called "Gene Soldiers", which is now in post production. Matt is a software developer on a project which is building a database program for tracking landmines and unexploded ordnance in war torn countries. The goal is for humanitarian efforts to educate the local population and clean the areas up.

Christian Oh completed the post-graduate degree from George Washington University in Documentary filmmaking and has done internships at both the 2006 Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. He is currently working on two documentaries and various short film projects. He is also the current president of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival , which partners with other non-profit organizations including the Domestic Violence Resource Project , National Association of Asian American Professionals , and Asia Society . His current project is a documentary about reuniting three Cambodian sisters who escaped the Khmer Rouge and the "Killing Fields" to come to the US.

Sonia Rodriguez , producer of the Teleactiva TV Show.

Chad Vossen,  co-founder of  522 productions .


 


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