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Sophie Ansel

French storyteller and environmentalist
Sophie Ansel is a French storyteller and environmentalist. She works in a variety of medias (VR, books, graphic novels, TV, cinema, and radio) to create stories with impact. She is the director and producer of VR experiences Guardians of the Kingdom and Out of the Blue, narrated by ocean explorer Sylvia Earle and has worked on numerous VR conservation films who have toured at the United Nations and around the world. Her investigations led her to advocate and document human trafficking in graphic novel "Burmese Moons" released in 2019 in the US. Her latest book “First they erased our name ” is a first-person account of a Rohingya growing up in Burma.

Her passion for education has brought her to Tunisia to teach Tunisian journalists to create stories in Virtual Reality. Sophie worked as a Filmmaker and TV journalist directing pieces in Burma, Cambodia and Indonesia for French Television. She has been field producer, photographer, and camera operator for the Sundance and Emmy award-winning film Chasing Coral."