About the Directors
Frank Sesno Director, The Public Affairs Project
Frank Sesno is an internationally recognized journalist with over 30 years of experience in reporting from around the world. Well known as anchor, White House Correspondent and talk show host with CNN, he is also a nationally-renowned moderator, engaging some of the world's leading personalities. As Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, he is the architect of the Public Affairs Project, designed to build an academic hub for highly innovative production, teaching, and symposia in emerging media and public policy.
Nina Gilden Seavey Director, The Documentary Center
Nina Gilden Seavey is the Director of the Documentary Center and its founder. She has been a filmmaker and film educator for more than 25 years. Her films can be seen in theaters, in film festivals, on television, in museum installations and on DVD across the globe. Her work has won many awards including an Emmy, the Erik Barnouw Prize for Best Historical Film of the Year, and the Golden Hugo. Seavey also served as the Founding Director and Executive Producer of SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, the largest documentary festival in the US.
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