Sophie Constantinou

Sophie Constantinou is a co-founder of Citizen Film whose work has earned acclaim for tackling complex, place-based issues with artistry and sensitivity. With over 25 years of experience in the field, her work is guided by the belief that participatory documentary storytelling is a powerful tool for catalyzing place-based change and creating healthy, sustainable communities. Her work with Green Streets and the Buchanan Mall community over the last seven years has included an array of teaching and media-making activities including an ongoing series of documentary films about job creation and violence prevention in low-income housing. Her collaboration with the Buchanan Mall-based social venture Green Streets is the first documentary project ever to receive a prestigious ArtPlace America grant for creative placemaking that helps “strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.” In addition to running innovative media projects at the intersection of storytelling and community engagement, Sophie has filmed traditional documentaries for PBS and HBO, including HBO’s “Regarding Susan Sontag” and “Unchained Memories”, PBS/POV’s award-winning “Maquilapolis” and KQED’s Emmy-Award Winning “Home Front”, about gentrification and displacement in San Francisco.

  • The New Buchanan Mall