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OUR TEAM

Laurel Krause ---- Co-founder & Director of the Truth Tribunal

Laurel Krause is an advocate for Kent State truth and for the protection of protesters in America today, also dedicated to safe renewable energy and combating climate crises. Since 2007 Laurel has written on these topics at her blog, MendoCoastCurrent. Laurel makes her home at the Allison Center for Peace on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California. Before spearheading this effort for her sister Allison Krause, Laurel worked in sales and marketing at technology start-ups in the early days of Silicon Valley.

Karmen Ross ---- Communications Strategy

Karmen Ross is a filmmaker and political strategist with many years of experience with truth-seeking initiatives. Karmen has received numerous prizes, including Emmy awards, a Cable Ace award, a Robert F. Kennedy journalism award and her work has been featured by The New York Times, CNN, CBS 60 Minutes, Newsweek and many others. She was the first Communications Director for the International Center for Transitional Justice, founded by members of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and worked for many years to help survivors of the Bosnian war seek accountability for war crimes.

Jennifer Schwartz ---- Associate Producer

Jennifer Schwartz was less than a year old when her cousin Allison Krause was killed at Kent State. Her life's work has been dedicated to helping individuals heal through art and self-expression, and to explore their personal truths through creativity. Jennifer is a nationally registered and board-certified art therapy clinical supervisor.

Tracy Bunting ---- Associate Producer

Tracy Bunting graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 with a BA in History and from NYU in 2008 with an MA in Archives and Public History. She was an Associate Producer on the Oscar-shortlisted documentary, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. Tracy currently resides in LA where she works in commercial production. 

Emily Kunstler –-- Co-founder & Video Archivist of the Truth Tribunal

Emily Kunstler graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA and honors in Film and Video. She was a video producer for Democracy Now!, an independent national television and radio news program, and a  studio art fellow with the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004. She is a co-founder of Off Center Media, a documentary production company dedicated to racial justice and social change. Her film, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (Sundance ’09, POV/PBS), directed with her sister, Sarah Kunstler, was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award. Off Center Media films have contributed to campaigns to stay executions, persuade decision makers to reopen cases, and exonerate the wrongfully convicted. For more information on Off Center Media, please visit www.off-center.com.

Martina Radwan ---- Cinematographer

Martina, a German/Syrian, based in NYC for more than 20 years, has been the cinematographer of award-winning documentaries, including Saving Face, for which she earned a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography. The film was also the winner of the 2012 Academy Award and the 2013 Emmy for Best Documentary. Most of her documentaries, like Inventing Tomorrow, The Final Year, The Family I had, The Promised Band, Through a Lens Darkly and William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe can be seen on national and international screens, as well as HBO, Showtime and PBS. Her directorial debut Spring In Awe received the Media Awareness Award at the Media That Matters Film Festival, 2004, as well as the Best Editing Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Her second film Aliens Among Us was part of DocuWeek 2009. She is currently in post-production with her first feature-length documentary, currently titled Stolen Childhood. Martina is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science, Documentary Branch.

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