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Memphis, Tennessee

Joann Self Selvidge has produced, directed, and edited many award-winning documentary films, including feature SEE THE KEEPERS (2016), a portrait of the work and personality of zookeepers (currently featured in Reel South: Season 3 on PBS) and criminal justice shorts VIOLA (2015) and VOICES OF JERICHO (2007). She is a co-founder of Memphis Women in Film, and she has served on jury and selection committees for Nashville Film Festival and Indie Memphis Film Festival. In 2017, she conceived and co-produced Inaugurate the Resistance, a multi-media art installation of photographs, community-sourced protest signs, and a tunnel of footage and sound from the Women’s Marches in Washington, DC and Memphis. Selvidge owns Memphis-based documentary production group True Story Pictures (est. 2004) and Sustain/ability Consulting (est. 2001), which provides resource development and impact strategy for nonprofits. She has secured a total of more than $9.4 million in funding for her clients’ nonprofit work and her own documentary projects.

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