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Laura Doggett

Jordan, Peru, United States
Arabic, English, Spanish
Education, Racial Injustice, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Economic Injustice, Women and Girls, Human Rights
Educational materials, Impact Producing, Consulting, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Campaign Implementation, Crafting Classroom Materials, Alternative Distribution, Mentorship
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Laura Doggett is community artist, filmmaker, producer and educator. She co-directs Another Kind of Girl Collective (AKGC), a global arts initiative she created with a group of teenage Syrian girls living as refugees in Jordan, for and by girls and young women living in displaced, transitory communities around the world, to connect, collaborate, and co-create multimedia artworks and stories that reflect and express their experiences, inner lives, and artistic visions. She produced 7 short films by Syrian filmmakers in the collective, which were screened in refugee communities worldwide, and venues such as Sundance, Cannes, the New York Times Op-Docs, NPR, international stakeholder and conferences on refugees, educational settings and museums. The young women in the AKGC have won awards, financial scholarships, media production grants and invitations to speak at international conferences. She is currently producing Only the Ocean Between Us, a feature film by two Syrian directors in Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan and two indigenous Shipibo directors in Lima, Peru, who correspond through film diaries in a cross-border project from AKGC. The film tells four profoundly personal stories of motherhood, displacement, and the power of both personal and communal resistance. Laura also received Felsman and Hine Documentary Fellowships, and is a 2019 Creative Capital awardee.