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Sandra de Castro Buffington

Producer & Founder, Global Media Center for Social Impact
Panellist: Seducing Audiences: Understanding the Craft and Politics Behind the Male Gaze in Cinema

Sandra de Castro Buffington, a Brazilian-American, is a global leader in social impact entertainment, igniting narratives of transformation and innovation worldwide. President of StoryAction and Founder of UCLA’s Global Media Center for Social Impact, Sandra inspires television and film storylines that elevate consciousness and improve health, justice and well-being worldwide. For her work, Sandra was named as one of the “Nation’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics” by PODER Hispanic Magazine, “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” by World Film Institute, and “Honorary Maverick” by Female Eye Film Festival. She has worked in 50 countries for over 20 years on behalf of women, girls and families