Allison Lund

Allison Lund graduated from Duke University and spent 10 years in the field of human services, running a variety of programs for youth, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Combining this background in community work with a foundation in video production, Lund currently works as a freelance producer/editor focusing on media that promotes creative action for social justice.

As a Program Director at the Somerville Youth Program and at Somerville Community Access Television, Lund wrote media-literacy curricula, and ran production programming for both youth and adults. With grants from the MA Dept. of Public Health and the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, she produced several award-wining documentaries on health issues with at-risk youth.

Lund's films have been selected for numerous film festivals. Stonewalk, chronicling a 500-mile march to raise awareness of civilian deaths in war, won festival distinctions, including the Alan Fortunoff Humanitarian Award at the Long Island International Film Exposition. The documentary was broadcast by WGBH in 2002. Lund's films exploring the social impact of advertising stringent beauty standards to girls garnered three Best Short Documentary awards, including at the 2008 Baltimore Women's Film Festival.

With "Acting Together on the World Stage," Lund is dedicated to publicizing the work of peacebuilders and artists engaged in creative conflict transformation. The feature documentary received a post-production grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation and was honored by the professional production community with a Telly Award. "Acting Together" was screened in over 50 venues in 15 countries in its first year.

Read updates from 2012 about Allison from the one-year anniversary of "Acting Together on the World Stage"