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Edward Symes is a producer, director, and founder of Here and Now Films. Edward has shot and produced short documentaries in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa, and East Timor. In 2008 he premiered a 30 minute documentary film, Los Medicos, at the Jackson Hole Film Festival and edited the 26th Annual United Nations HIV/AIDS conference video. He created a five-part web series on the USS BOXER Navy Ship with global health organization Project Hope. In 2009, he edited a six-part media series for OXFAM America on the mining industry in Peru. He worked as a cinematographer on the global music project 1 Giant Leap (Channel 4-UK), contributed to videos for Time Magazine and Yahoo! Assignment Earth as well as commercials for IBM, Facebook, and SEIU. As an artist, his work has appeared in group exhibitions at the Visionaires Gallery in Paris, the annual Soiree du Louvre in NYC, Art Basel Miami, and Webster Hall as part of the Quarterly Art Soiree 2010. Edward is a co-founder of the creative collective FRONTRUNNER. He served as art show curator and gallery director for Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa from 2010-2012. Edward has taught documentary filmmaking with Barefoot Workshops and the Maine Media Workshops. He holds a degree in English from Kenyon College