I am passionate about addressing our global and social issues through documentary storytelling. 

 

Before working as a producer and director at Blue Chalk Media, I spent five years working for the United Nations, producing and directing documentaries on environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Believing in the healing power of storytelling, I have captured stories of 9/11 survivors and those impacted by the 2011 Tsunami in northeastern Japan.

 

I received the Rotary World Peace Fellowship which allowed me to pursue a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies while continuing to produce films and videos. My award-winning independent film, "Hafu—the mixed-race experience in Japan" screened theatrically throughout Japan and aired in the U.S. on PBS.  In 2015, I produced "Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight" which aired on BBC World News. 

 

I currently work as a freelancer Producer & Director in New York.

©2020 by Megumi Nishikura.