Creating Media for the Movement

Shirah Dedman is an activist, filmmaker, and attorney. From a high school dropout at 15-years-old to a licensed lawyer by the age of 23, she inexplicably found herself consistently un- and under-employed.  But through perseverance, she managed to build a film career that included positions at William Morris Agency, DirecTV, and Paramount Pictures. So after her last layoff, she decided to relentlessly pursue her true passion: the intersection between media, economics, race and the environment.



Shirah is currently an Associate of the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and an Associate of the Equal Justice Initiative.