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Jameka Autry is a director, creative producer and a 2019 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. In 2018, she was selected as part of the inaugural DOC NYC 40 Under 40 List and was also a 2017 Impact Partners Creative Producing Fellow. She started her career at Break Thru Films and also was part of the original productions team at Cinereach. She has worked on the creative development and production of feature documentaries, narrative films, commercials, short films and multimedia campaigns. Her films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and SXSW.

She recently worked on “Ernie & Joe,” which premiered at SXSW and will be airing on HBO in Fall 2019. Her past work includes “Love Gilda,” “MARATHON: The Patriots Day Bombing,” “In My Father’s House,” “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.,” “We the Animals” and the docu-series “The Fashion Fund.”  She is currently producing “Through The Night,” directed by Loira Limbal, and also directing her first feature film, “The United States v. Billie Holiday,” for which she was recently awarded one of four Sundance/A&E Brave Storyteller Awards. (Email: Jameka_autry@berkeley.edu)

Lucas Guilkey is a documentary filmmaker and video journalist based in Oakland, California. His work focuses on the themes of power, politics, social movements, democracy  and racial justice. He recently completed an award-winning short documentary about a mother’s fight for truth and justice after her son’s mysterious death in a Santa Rita jail (“What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?) and is currently producing a documentary about the 2013 California prisoner hunger strikes protesting indefinite solitary confinement. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (’19) and Wesleyan University. (Email: lucas_guilkey@berkeley.edu)

Rachel Witte is an investigative journalist whose television and documentary work has appeared on NBC Bay Area, VICE, CNN and other outlets. Witte’s work as an investigative producer at NBC Bay Area has earned some of broadcast journalism’s highest honors, including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a national Edward R. Murrow Award. She was a 2018 Livingston Award Finalist and her work has been nominated for two national News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Witte is currently developing a documentary series about a botched murder investigation in California’s Central Valley and the ongoing efforts to reopen the case. Witte studied television and documentary filmmaking at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (’14). (Email: rwitte@berkeley.edu)

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