Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Producers, directors, political activists

Robert Greenwald is a producer, director, political activist, and Brave New Films founder and president. His is currently focused on the RETHINK AFHANISTAN (2009, documentary and campaign which addresses the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan. He has also produced and distributed short viral videos and campaigns like SICK FOR PROFIT (, FOX ATTACKS videos ( and THE REAL MCCAIN (, which were seen by almost a million people in a matter of days.


Derrick Crowe is a Political Director at Brave New Foundation. He is also a five-year veteran of Capitol Hill and a trained “Creating a Culture of Peace” nonviolence facilitator. His writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, and AlterNet.

In Washington, D.C., Derrick served as communications director for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.). Prior to working in Smith’s office, he worked in communications for U.S. Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and the national office of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Derrick left D.C. once it became clear that Democrats opposed the President’s strategic decisions while making war rather than challenging the militarization of the national economy and the overall use of war to resolve international conflicts. As a Christian (Episcopalian), he believes the teachings of Jesus bar the use of violence in conflict. An active member of the peace movement, he organized vigils and participated in civil disobedience actions to
call for the end of the Iraq war. He blogs on current events from a Christian nonviolence perspective at