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Soumyaa Behrens: Institute Director & Adjunct Faculty

Behrens is an award-winning director and producer whose projects have screened at festivals nationwide.  Her work engages issues that influence the human condition and the political landscapes that shape identity and power structures within marginalized communities.  She is post-production on a documentary film that chronicles the forced demise of a community-recycling center in San Francisco due to gentrification efforts.  Behrens produces a range of projects at the DocFilm Institute including the Veteran Documentary Corps as well as a number of feature films.   She recently appeared on CNN Dialogues in conversation about film and social justice.  She has also presented work at the Tides | Thoreau Center series, Righting Wrongs: Celebrating Human Rights in Action.

robert 150Robert Barbarino: Associate Director

Barbarino is an independent filmmaker with experience in documentary and fiction filmmaking. He is interested in exploring the relationship that exists between the filmmaker and the documentary subject. Further, his films look to explore ideas and intersections of the contemporary American experience. Robert supports several DocFilm initiatives and productions, and serves as the Production Manager for the Veteran Documentary Corps (VDC). Robert earned his M.F.A in filmmaking from San Francisco State University and his B.A. in Film Studies from California State University, Sacramento.

2 thoughts on “Leadership

  1. Corrie Vaus

    I am an independent filmmaker in San Diego with a passion for telling stories about our service members and veterans.
    How can I learn more about helping to create a documentary?
    Your organization is awesome and so needed.

    Thank you!!

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