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Vanessa Hope

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Vanessa Hope began her film career in China while teaching a graduate course on "Law and Society" at People's University on a grant from the Ford Foundation and completing her PhD at Columbia University. Fluent in Chinese, she's produced multiple award-winning films in China: Wang Quanan's "The Story Of Ermei" (Berlin Film Festival, 2004); Chantal Akerman's "Tombee De Nuit Sur Shanghai" part of an omnibus of films,"The State Of The World" (Berlin Film Festival, 2007); and her own short films, "China In Three Words" (Palm Springs, Doc NYC 2013); and "China Connection: Jerry" (Palm Springs, Doc NYC 2014). She directed and produced a web series for NYU's US- Asia Law Institute called "LAW, LIFE & ASIA." Her U.S. producing credits include the Academy award shortlisted feature documentary, "William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe" by Sarah and Emily Kunstler (Sundance, 2009). Prior to her film career, Vanessa worked on foreign policy issues at the Council on Foreign Relations with Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies Elizabeth Economy. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago in Anthropology and East Asian Studies.

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