Diana Whitten and Anita Schillhorn van Veen

Diana Whitten is a writer/filmmaker currently directing and producing the documentary film Vessel, about global reproductive rights organization Women on Waves. She has worked in film and television production for nine years, and films she designed, shot and directed have appeared in over 25 international film festivals. A graduate of Tufts University (BA), the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (BFA), and the New School Program in International Media (MA), she was a Fulbright Fellow to Indonesia in 2000 documenting the political use of shadow theater.

Please see more about her current projects at www.vesselthefilm.com and follow the film’s blog at: http://vesselthefilm.wordpress.com/. Diana currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


Anita Schillhorn van Veen is a writer, online media professional, and filmmaker. Her research and writings on film and culture have been presented at conferences around the world and have been published in Asian Cinema, Gridskipper, Popmatters and various online magazines. Her documentary and experimental films have screened in festivals around the country as well as in Japan and Indonesia. She has assisted on various PBS documentaries, and her short documentary "Little Surabaya" was shown on public television. She has taught video production with UNESCO in Indonesia, with Temple University in Philadelphia, and with WITNESS for human rights activists around the world in Canada. She currently manages online programs for The Jed Foundation, a suicide prevention organization. Anita’s work has been shown at WYBE television in Philly, Designfesta in Tokyo, ARPA Film Festival in LA, Festival Film Dokumenter in Yogyakarta, InHabit exhibition in Philadelphia, Subterrane exhibition in Philadelphia, and Gallery One in Philadelphia.