Christina Antonakos-Wallace

is an emerging documentary filmmaker hailing from Seattle and based in Brooklyn, NY. An activist since age 14, she is committed to using creative means to catalyze change and support social justice movements. In 2006, she graduated at the top of her class at the New School and Parsons School of Design with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and Video, and a B.A. in Social and Historical Inquiry. Her honors include MTV’s "Fight for Your Rights" scholarship and a Fellowship from Humanity in Action. Her varied experiences include interning with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and working professionally as a designer and illustrator. Currently, she produces videos for NGOs, and teaches media literacy and video production to high school students with the organization Global Action Project. "with WINGS and ROOTS" is a very personal project that comes out of years of self-reflection about her own experience and identity.