Irene Herrera, PhD© is a photographer, documentary filmmaker and journalist based in between Tokyo, India and Miami. Among her documentary works are Kodo wa Awaseba (Gran Prix Expo Aichi Film Festival); Gaijin no Honne (2004); You Can Call Me Nikkie (2008); Women in Refugee: Stories from a Border (2009) and Crossing Hispaniola (2010). Irene has also been an active collaborator, producer and director for the Lebanon and Japan Chapters of the Global Lives Project.
In 2008 she was a fellow at the Flaherty Film Seminar and in 2009 a Resident Professional at the Knight Center for International Media. Her films and works have been shown at numerous festivals, universities, museums and art centers in the U.S. and abroad including the Asian American International Film Festival; the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival; the LA Femme Festival; DOCUTAH; the United Nations Association Film Festival; the Boston Latino International Film Festival; Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; Southwest Arts Festival; DocMiami; Yerba Buena Arts Cente; HOT DOCS, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (Austin Forum); Miami Dade Colleage (featured filmmaker during Women’s Month) and LinkTV.
She is currently an assistant professor at Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo where she spends 5 months a year. Her work and love for travel have taken her to over 45 countries where she has learned 5 languages.
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