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Li Dan is the executive director of the China Women’s Film Festival. He holds a Degree in Astronomy from Beijing Normal University. In 2003, he dropped out of astrophysics in the Chinese Academy of Science to dedicate his work to non-profit organizations. His work was recognized in 2006, when he won the Reebok Human Rights Award. Since then, Li Dan has worked on social issues in China, and is primarily focused on advancing gender equality through the organization of events that address women's issues.
Promoter in Spain
Belen is the Promoter of EU-CWFF in Spain. In 2011, Belén graduated in English Language Studies and Chinese Language at Universidad Autónoma in Madrid; she holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Minor in Cultural Diplomacy at Shanghai International Studies University. After completing her internship at the Cultural Section of UNESCO’s Beijing Office, Belen worked as the Cultural Manager of Instituto Cervantes in Beijing, from 2015 to 2017. After six years in China, Belén balances her work as a PhD Researcher on Chinese political culture with the promotion and development of CWFF in Spain. Since 2016 Belen has collaborates with Xinhua News, composing short articles related to Sino-Spanish cultural relations.
International Project assistant
He is our International Project Assistant, is from Spain. He is currently studying a double master's degree in International Affairs at Peking University and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. His passion towards China and Asia started 4 years ago, when he did an exchange at City University of Hong Kong. He is very passionate about music and art, and he believes that education and awareness about human rights are the most essential step towards building a better society.
Emma McGrath, the senior curator of the China Women's Film Festival, was born in New York City, and first became interested in China when she spent her junior year of high school living abroad with a host family in Beijing. From that point on, she has actively pursued further study of the Chinese language and Chinese politics. She graduated from Cornell University as Government Major, with Minors in China Asia Pacific Studies (CAPs). In her role as Senior Curator, she enjoys screening films and working with CWFF’s partners to create scintillating programs that will challenge the views of all festival goers.
Born in the United States, Jojo Shieh moved to Beijing when she was 11 and lived there for 8 years. Jojo became the liaison manager of the China Women's Film Festival after she graduated from the New School with a Major in Global Studies and and a Minor in Chinese studies. She has also lived in Brazil and Morocco where she worked at NGOs and studied human rights. Jojo is passionate about languages, is an avid film watcher, and, of course, a proclaimed feminist!
International Project assistant
She is the current International Project Assistant From France. Our new project assistant is freshly graduated from a double degree diploma (French - Chinese) in Business and Management. She studied at Neoma Business School in France during two years and at the UIBE (对外经济贸易大学) in Beijing during three years. She aims to work in the humanitarian and human rights field in Asia. Her goal is to use her previous skills and her knowledge for an organization that suits her conviction. She loves travelling, debates about gender equality in the world and she is of course a proclaimed feminist as well!