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Filmmaker Bio: Megan Mylan

Megan Mylan is a New York-based documentary filmmaker whose work has been recognized with an Academy Award, Emmy-nomination, Independent Spirit Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

She is currently directing a documentary on race relations in Brazil.  She directed and produced the Oscar-winning film Smile Pinki which will be broadcast on HBO. Her film, Lost Boys of Sudan, co-directed with Jon Shenk, was nominated for two national Emmys and won an Independent Spirit Award. It had a 70-city theatrical release and a national television broadcast on PBS’s POV.  Through an extensive social action campaign, Lost Boys raised more than a million dollars for refugee education funds. Megan also directed Batidania on Brazilian resistance music. 

She has worked on documentaries for HBO, PBS, Showtime and the BBC including the Oscar-nominated, Long Night’s Journey Into Day and the Sundance Award winning film Sing Faster.
Before beginning in film, Megan worked with Ashoka, an international development non-profit, in the U.S. and Brazil.

She has a Bachelor’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Masters' degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.