Alessandra Pasquino is a filmmaker and producer of documentaries, commercials, and special projects. She has collaborated with many artists and celebrities including: Oliver Stone, Wayne Wang, Klaus Kinski, Gregory Colbert, Leonardo Di Caprio, Pietro Scalia and Matthew Rolston. She is currently developing documentary projects both with Elemental Productions and independently.
Briana Young is a visual anthropologist. She earned a B.A. from UCLA in cultural anthropology and a Masters degree in visual anthropology from USC. Since graduating from USC she has worked on the Emmy nominated documentary Superheroes, created videos for Novica in association with National Geographic, and has filmed and edited in over 15 countries around the world from the Galapagos Islands to Nepal. Her short film, Screw It, I’ll Play Make Believe, has been screened internationally at festivals, broadcasted nationally on The Documentary Channel, and her thesis film Ladies of the Gridiron was selected to be part of KQED Truly CA Shorts, and is used as a teaching tool on gender roles and women in sports in classrooms across the country.
Mahar Agusno is head of Psychiatric Department at Sardjito General Hospital and head of Study Program, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University. He got his M.D. & psychiatric training from Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University. Agusno’s long-term service at the community and mental hospital has contributed significantly to his interest in community & cultural psychiatry. After he finished his mandatory service in a mental hospital in Borneo in 1997, he returned to Department of Psychiatry, Gadjah Mada University to serve as a lecturer and at the same time worked at its teaching hospital, Sardjito General Hospital. In 2002 he was awarded Freeman Fellowship to study medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School.