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Gissou Nia

17: December 2015

Producer Gissou Nia is an Iranian-American with an expertise in international law and passion for human rights issues whose work in the field has lead to unprecedented access for the team. Beginning her career as a lawyer on war crimes trials in The Hague, Gissou went on to serve as the Deputy Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) and Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC). Under her leadership, IHRDC launched a global awareness campaign about prisoners of conscience in Iran. “Unlock Iran” was covered by major media outlets from the New York Times to NPR, and served as the inspiration for Corrupting the Earth.