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Anya Rous

 

ANYA ROUS is a Brooklyn-based producer and funding strategist. Anya is the co-producer of the Sundance and Guggenheim funded documentary NAILA AND THE UPRISING (IDFA 2017) and co-executive produced CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018). She is currently producing AFTERMATH a follow-up to THE BRANDON TEENA STORY (Berlinale 1988) by Emmy-nominated directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir, and is co-producing TRAUMA, a documentary about violence against women in film and TV. Anya brings a combined 10 years of experience in grantmaking and raising funds for media projects supporting movements for racial, economic, and gender justice. She formerly served as the Director of Strategic Relationships at Just Vision, an organization that creates award-winning documentary films highlighting stories of Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders working to end the occupation and inequality. Prior to that she was a grantmaker at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Anya is fundraising board chair at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and is a member of Resource Generation, an organization of young people with class privilege working towards the equitable distribution of resources. She previously served on the North Star Fund's Community Funding Committee.