Libby Spears

​​Libby Spears is a filmmaker whose work provides access to places and people that would otherwise never converge or be seen. Her previous film Playground, (produced by George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Abigail Disney), illuminates the epidemic of child exploitation and trafficking in America. Since its premiere at Tribeca, it has won a number of film festival awards, has aired on Netflix and has been distributed globally. Other film/TV titles include One Patient, Foreplay, Living Music, Little Gandhis, A Good Medicine and Elders. Spears was one of a few select directors invited to direct a short film, Jessica’s Story, for Gucci’s high-profile concert event, Chime for Change, that aired on the BBC and was hosted by Beyoncé. Newsweek has recognized Spears as one of 150 Women Who Shake the World, along with Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. She most recently presented at the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women, World Congress for Children & Family Rights, BASPCAN National Congress for Children’s Rights, Swiss Embassy, FBI Headquarters, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, SXSW EDU, Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Georgetown Law School, High Museum of Art and The Institute of Contemporary Art. She is the director of The Art of Rebellion (Mountainfilm 2023).