Gillian Caldwell

Gillian Caldwell

Director


Human Rights Program Witness

New York, NY USA


If I had made a choice, it was to try to change the world…I think you have a responsibility to try to ensure that there is actually freedom.

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Gillian Caldwell

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Themes: Opportunity
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Freedom and RiskWeb Exclusive
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Live With IntegrityWeb Exclusive
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Paralyzed By ChoiceWeb Exclusive
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The Privilege of FreedomInterview Excerpt
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HardwiredInterview Excerpt
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To Try To Change The WorldInterview Excerpt

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
She knew from a young age that she wanted to get into social justice work.
Her parents had a gallery, kept a painting of a CIA mercenary urinating on a political prisoner in their living room; had a great effect on her.
Bought one of the first consumer-grade video cameras, was determined to make a documentary that would change the world.
She'd done international human rights work, knew women's issues; these qualifications led a friend to approach her to help stop human trafficking.
Went undercover, posed as a buyer interested in buying women, documented the whole thing.
After the documentary, Bought and Sold, aired, she drafted a Congressional resolution that led to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Says that Americans have the privilege of freedom and the responsibility to try to ensure that freedom is afforded to others.
Thinks we're all hardwired to do something in this world; "all the seeds of whoever you are, are there-the question is just accessing it and fulfilling it."
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Social Sciences, General
Harvard University
Graduate
Law
Georgetown University
Doctorate
Law
Georgetown University

Career

Director

I'm a social entrepreneur, attorney, and film maker advancing social justice.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Film
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People