Name: Elias Acevedo
Recipient Year: 2017
Bio: Elias [Hamza] Acevedo is a Spanish-American filmmaker whose work focuses on the mechanisms that assemble society and its cultural differences. Currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts at CCNY in NY, Elias is specializing in his field. While in Lebanon, Elias has worked for Oxfam GB focusing on women empowerment and covered Doctors Without Borders’ work in Yemen’s health care system. His films have won international awards from Bahrain and various national film festivals. Aside from filmmaking, Elias is an activist and expresses his position through social awareness. He serves food to the homeless with Love has No Borders and fights humanitarian causes through various non-profit organizations. Elias was the vice president of Muslim Student Association and fought for consistent activism throughout the community.UPDATEElias recently got a job with NowThis as an Associate Video Editor and Producer in NYC.
School Name: The City College of New Yorkny
Sponsor: Zehra Attari Memorial Scholarship
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