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Maggie Burnette Stogner

Executive Director Center For Environmental Filmmaking American University
Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University in Washington, D.C. She has been directing, producing, and writing award-winning documentaries
for 30 years, including a decade at National Geographic for their signature series EXPLORER. Her latest film, “Unbreathable – the Fight For Healthy Air” (2020) is a timely, powerful look at fifty years of the Clean Air Act and the challenges we still face to ensure healthy air for everyone. Weaving historical milestones with current day stories of environmental justice, the film is an excellent catalyst for engagement and action. Her research
explores how nature, environmental and science media can achieve significant impact by using a visionary change framework that combines creative, collaborative and outreach strategies. Her production company Blue Bear Films, www.bluebearfilms.com, creates award-winning museum films and immersive media for clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, LucasFilm, Canadian Museum of Civilization, and broadcast films such as “Gold Mountain” about the significant contributions of pioneering Chinese in the Old West. Her independent film, “In the Executioner’s Shadow” (2018) about capital punishment and criminal
justice, which won the prestigious Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Directing. She is a judge for the Emmy Awards and Jackson Wild; a voting member of the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences; and an Executive Member of Women in Film and Video.
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