Archives for February 2011

February 19 — Edward Ellis, Filmmaker

Edward Ellis, film screening and discussion of the documentary Tierras Libres about Venezuela’s agrarian reform.


Edward Ellis is a filmmaker and progressive activist from Buffalo who has spent the last 5 years living in Venezuela working as a delegation organizer for Global Exchange and a writer for Venezuelanalysis.com.  In 2008, he worked as a Production Coordinator for the Oliver Stone film, “South of the Border” and has recently finished directing his first feature length documentary in Venezuela called Tierras Libres.

His next documentary project, set to begin production in 2011, deals with Venezuela’s multi-billion dollar beauty industry and the effects that it has on ordinary women in the country.  Ellis was educated in Anthropology at SUNY College at Buffalo where he earned his BA in 2001 and the London School of Economics where he earned his Msc in 2003.

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