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Wendy Dent

WENDY DENT is an award winning investigative documentary film producer, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2013-2018), the founder of the Industry Intervention, Cinemmerse, and Human Rights On Film, and a consultant on film, technology and international issues. Ms Dent served as 2012 Visiting Filmmaker/ Scholar at University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts, the world's top ranked film school. She has spoken on international politics on CNNi and on the film industry at the World Economic Forum Summer Davos, and has been a guest-speaker at Harvard, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Stanford and other universities with special screenings and discussions of her Zimbabwe human rights documentary 'No News From Harare' . Ms Dent is also a recipient of Australian national public speaking and young achiever awards. With over 15 years of experience, her work filmed and screened across five continents, and her writing published in leading scholarly and trade publications. she has also built up a diverse range of credits and awards as a writer, director, cinematographer, editor and producer. Wendy Dent has risked torture filming undercover in Zimbabwe, and rocket attacks on the sidelines of Gaza. Her documentaries have upturned the underbelly of the gigolo mafia in Bali, as well as the inspiring side of life in the favelas of Brazil. Her latest release documentary 'December 25' is a Palm Springs International Short Film Festival jury award winner (the largest festival and market for short films in northern America) and world-premiered to audience and critical acclaim at the prestigious 'International Documentary Film-Festival Amsterdam' (IDFA), the world's largest documentary film festival. Most of her work focuses on international politics, security, corruption, illicit trade and human rights.