Li Dan is the executive director of the China Women’s Film Festival. He holds a Degree in Astronomy from Beijing Normal University. In 2003, he dropped out of astrophysics in the Chinese Academy of Science to dedicate his work to non-profit organizations. His work was recognized in 2006, when he won the Reebok Human Rights Award. Since then, Li Dan focused his work on social issues in China, among which gender equality through the organization of events addressing women issues.
Emma McGrath, the senior curator of the China Women's Film Festival, was born and raised in New York City, and first became interested in China when she spent her junior year of high school living abroad with a host family in Beijing. From that point on, she has actively pursued further study of the Chinese language and Chinese politics. She graduated from Cornell University as Government Major, with Minors in China Asia Pacific Studies (CAPs), and Crime, Prison, Education and Justice (CPEJ). In her role as Senior Curator, she enjoys screening films and working with CWFF’s partners to create scintillating programs that will challenge the views of all festival goers.
Born in the United States, Jojo Shieh moved to Beijing when she was 11 and lived there for 8 years. Jojo became the liaison manager of the China Women's Film Festival after she graduated from the New School with a Major in Global Studies and and a Minor in Chinese studies. She has also lived in Brazil and Morocco where she worked at NGOs and studied human rights. Jojo is passionate about languages, is an avid film watcher, and, of course, a proclaimed feminist!
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