Lindsay Branham

Founder, Novo

Lindsay Branham is the Founder of Novo, an incubator for art that inspirits human connection in imaginative ways. She is a filmmaker, researcher, program designer and program implementor. Her work focuses on creating media to foster attitudinal and behavior change in places of violent conflict or in settings of intractable human rights abuse. Her work has targeted peacefully dismantling the Lord's Resistance Army from within, facilitating reintegration of former child soldiers, reducing revenge violence, preventing recruitment into extremist groups, reducing psychological distress and challenging the root causes of bonded labour. Her work has been featured in film festivals around the world, CNN, BBC and The New York Times. She is a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace and was named the inaugural Envision social good fellow by the Independent Film Project and the United Nations. Her research has been published by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and in academic journals. Lindsay studied trauma and mental health at Harvard Medical School and journalism at the University of Southern California.

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