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The Power of a Hashtag | Ramaa Mosley | TEDxManhattanBeach

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Published on Dec 14, 2016

In 2014 when 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram, Ramaa felt called to help, by activating a US social media campaign to promote “Bring Back Our Grils.” In her dramatically moving talk, Ramma shares her personal story of courage and backlash as the untamable and unpredictable fury of a hash tag swept her life in an unwanted direction.

Ramaa Mosley is an advocate and filmmaker who, over the past seventeen years, has directed feature films and hundreds of award winning commercials, and was named one of Shoot Magazine’s top 10 Female directors. In the Fall of 2013, Mosley directed the Afghanistan segment of “Girl Rising”, which was nominated for outstanding documentary at the Image Awards. Her debut feature film, “The Brass Teapot” was nominated for the International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI) and Saturn Award. In 2014 Ramaa founded Adolescent Content, a production and media company dedicated to content made by youth for youth. As CEO, she oversees mentoring all Adolescent’s youth filmmakers, as well as new campaigns and the creation of original content.

Ramaa is a vocal advocate for girls’ and women’s rights around the world, launching the US social media campaign behind “Bring Back Our Girls”, which brought the story of 276 kidnapped Nigerian School Girls to the mainstream media.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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