Sophie Cooper is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersections between creative resistance and the celebration of culture and diversity. Originally from a small mountain town in Northern California, she began filmmaking while working as a youth arts activist in post-war Kosovo from 1999 – 2003. An alum of the University of California at Berkeley and FAMU Film Academy in Prague, Czech Republic, she has partnered with a variety of Civil Rights and Environmental Protection organizations in creating films that have been screened at film festivals and Human Rights conferences throughout the world. Sophie lives in Oakland, California and in 2009 founded the sister production company, Recordar Productions. Her latest film, Seeds of Gold (Semillas de Oro) was completed in 2013 and shares the story of the recovery of the nearly-forgotten Mhuysqa traditions in the highlands of Colombia.