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Anna is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, producer, and media educator. Her documentary work has been screened at The Guggenheim Lab, The Brooklyn Museum, the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Museum, La Mama Galleria, as well as on Showtime, Telesur, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Upworthy. With a deep passion for media education, Barsan facilitates media literacy trainings throughout the U.S. and with political organizers from Havana to Istanbul. For two years, she worked with the celebrated Allied Media Projects to coordinate the “Filmmaking & Beyond” track at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit in partnership with organizations like the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the Sundance Institute. As a professor at SUNY Empire State in NYC, she was a recipient of the Arthur Imperatore Community Fellowship and developed courses on media activism and documentary filmmaking. As the supervising producer at The Laura Flanders Show, she creates progressive independent media featuring in depth coverage of the Movement for Black Lives, indigenous water protectors of Standing Rock, the 2016 RNC and DNC, and conducts interviews with inspiring thinkers and movement builders like Congressman Keith Ellison, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Alicia Garza, NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman, and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, among many others. Anna holds an M.A. in film and new media studies from The New School and a B.A. in international relations and global media studies from the University of Michigan.

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