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Vanessa Hope

Double Hope Films
Vanessa started her film career in China while teaching a graduate course on “Law and Society” on a grant from the Ford Foundation and completing her PhD at Columbia University. Fluent in Chinese, she produced three films in China, Wang Quanan’s THE STORY OF ERMEI (Berlin Film Festival, 2004), Chantal Akerman’s TOMBEE DE NUIT SUR SHANGHAI (2007), and her short doc directorial debut CHINA IN THREE WORDS (2013). Vanessa’s U.S. producing credits include Zeina Durra’s THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE! (Sundance, 2010), Joel Schumacher’s TWELVE (Sundance, 2010) and the feature documentary WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE by Sarah and Emily Kunstler (Sundance, 2009). Vanessa is in the edit on her feature documentary directorial debut about America’s foreign policy relationship with China, ALL EYES AND EARS and a series of short films on US-China stories for the web.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, March 9

12:30pm CST