Holly Morris, USA

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HOLLY MORRIS (Director, Producer) makes films that explore the lives of risk-taking, contemporary women around the globe; including, Behind Closed Chad-ors (Iran), Holy Cow (India), Mana Wahines (New Zealand) and Paradox Found (Cuba) – all broadcast on PBS, and internationally, as part of her Adventure Divas documentary series. Her award-winning journalism on the Babushkas of Chernobyl (2011), also published as A Country of Women, and The Women Living in Chernobyl’s Toxic Wasteland and The Best Travel Writing; Travelers Tales first reported on the women of the Zone and is also the subject of her popular TED Talk. Her story the subculture of illegal ‘Stalkers’ inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was originally published in Slate. Morris is a longtime presenter for the internationally broadcast series Globe Trekker.