Ky Dickens
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Ky is best known for her acclaimed documentaries that shift public policy and culture - demonstrated by receiving the Focus Award for Achievement in Directing and the Ford Foundation’s Change Maker Award for influencing social change. Her 2019 film, THE CITY THAT SOLD AMERICA is about Chicago’s crucial, yet often-overlooked, place in American consumer culture. The film is a sequel to Emmy-award winning Art & Copy. Her 2018 film ZERO WEEKS, about America’s paid leave crisis, premiered the trailer at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, hosted by Oprah and Michelle Obama. ZERO WEEKS is being used by state legislatures, businesses and hospitals nationwide to move the needle towards a national paid leave policy. Ky’s 2016 documentary hit SOLE SURVIVOR (CNN FILMS), profiled four survivors of otherwise fatal plane crashes. Her first feature documentary, FISH OUT OF WATER, was inducted into the United States Library of Congress in 2011 for its instrumental role in changing the national faith perspective on LGBTQ human rights. Her films can be viewed on AMAZON PRIME. She is currently in production on the biopic NASA TO RECRUIT WOMEN about Sally Ride and NASA’s first astronaut class to include women and people of color. She’s also working on a documentary about Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated hundreds of words and thoughts via sign language. She developed three episodic series for television and web: For their Own Good, She Angels, and Critical Condition.