By Ramzi De Coster | Indiewire September 5, 2013 at 2:33PM
Chicken & Egg Pictures, which has long sought to inspire social change around the world by empowering female non-fiction filmmakers, announced the appointment of its first executive director earlier today.
Jenni Wolfson has over 20 years of nonprofit and human rights experience and joins Chicken & Egg Pictures from WITNESS, an international NGO advocating the use of video to document human rights violations. In her capacity as Managing Director and Acting Executive Director at WITNESS, Wolfson developed partnerships with the human rights, media, communications, entertainment, technology, corporate and philanthropic communities.
Prior to WITNESS, Wolfson worked at UNICEF and the UN, where she assumed a number of leadership roles and was assigned to the UN International Civilian Mission in Haiti as well as the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and Rwanda.
Chicken & Egg Pictures co-founders Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, and Judith Helfand beamed at the recent development and confidently remarked, "Jenni has served on the front-lines of critical human rights struggles and has seen the power of storytelling at work."
Wolfson by the same token imparted optimistically of past achievements and achievements to come by noting that, "we are faced with many incredible opportunities as an organization at a time when interest in documentaries continues to grow and women's voices and perspectives are needed more than ever."