Laura Waters Hinson is the founder of Image Bearer Pictures, an award-winning documentary production company in Washington, D.C. Her film, As We Forgive, about Rwanda’s reconciliation movement, won the 2008 student Academy Award for best documentary and the Cinema for Peace prize in Berlin. Narrated by Mia Farrow, the film was broadcast nationwide on PBS stations. Laura co-founded the As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative, a Rwandan-led organization that harnesses the power of film to promote healing after genocide, and has reached nearly 100,000 Rwandans. She just released Many Beautiful Things, a film about artist Lilias Trotter which premiered in February 2016 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She also co-directed Dog Days, a feature doc about the American Dream set in the underworld of street vending in D.C., which had its national broadcast premiere on PBS WORLD channel’s America Reframed series. Mama Rwanda is her fourth documentary. Laura received a MFA in filmmaking from American University and has worked in the past at the Discovery Health Channel and as a research assistant for MSNBC host Chris Matthews. She is also a long-time fellow of the nonprofit Moving Picture Institute.