Betsy Kalin is an award-winning director/producer/writer at Itchy Bee Productions. Her Emmy-nominated documentary VISION 2030: FUTURE OF SOCAL premiered on Spectrum News 1 to two million households. Her previous documentary EAST LA INTERCHANGE won ten jury and audience awards to date. Her films ROOF, CHAINED!, and HEARTS CRACKED OPEN have been honored with multiple awards at festivals around the world. She was recently awarded a NEH/ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship for DREAMING IN SOMALI. Betsy strongly believes in the power of storytelling to inspire dialogues, challenge perceptions and educate a wide audience around issues of human rights, and social and environmental justice. She is an Assistant Professor in the Film Program at the University of Central Florida.