Biography: Ian Inaba is an award-winning filmmaker, organizer, and new media expert. Ian helped launch Forecast the Facts, a campaign focused on persuading TV meteorologists to accurately report climate change. Ian’s many accomplishments include: being Executive Director of Citizen Engagement Lab, where he guided various social change-oriented projects, including Presente.org, the leading online advocacy organization for Latino communities, and ColorOfChange.org, the largest online constituency representing Black America; directing American Blackout, a Sundance award-winning documentary on voter suppression; co-founding VideoTheVote.org, a citizen journalism network that monitors election irregularities; directing award-winning music videos, and co-authoring True Lies, a muckraking critique of traditional news media. A former investment banker and Silicon Valley executive, Ian is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
American Blackout (2007).
Guerrilla News Network: When the Smoke Clearz (2002 – Ian Inaba, Stephen Marshall);
50 Cent: The New Breed – Heat (2003);
American Blackout (2006).