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Annabel Park: Story of America

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Annabel is the producer-director of StoryofAmerica.org, a popular
documentary web series that chronicles the filmmakers' journey to
understand why we are so divided as a nation and how we may become
more united. North Carolina in 2013 is the subject of the first
feature film (a work in progress) from the series. The goal of the
project is to promote civil and informed public dialogue.

Working with her partner, Eric Byler, she has made hundreds of web
videos that reached millions of people and contributed to a new era of
civic engagement through the democratization of media. Her previous
project 9500 Liberty is an award-winning documentary web series and a
feature film about the culture war over immigration policy in

She was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Houston, Texas
when she was nine years old with her family. She studied philosophy at
Boston University on a Melville Scholarship and political theory at
Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. Her previous experiences
include working as a community organizer in Washington, DC, a strategy
analyst for the New York Times, and writing and directing theater in
Los Angeles.