Abigail Disney advocates for real changes to the way capitalism operates in today's world.

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Abigail Disney has worked for 30 years with programs for low-income families, women's rights and global poverty. She is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and cofounder of Fork Films, which produces the weekly podcast All Ears, where host Disney interviews bold, solutions-oriented thinkers from the front lines of America's urgent inequality and race crises.  

Disney was born and raised in the shadow of the Walt Disney Studio. In 1984, she moved to New York and quickly became involved in work benefitting low-income families. During her journey as an activist, Disney encountered the story that would become her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which was short-listed for the 2008 Academy Awards. Since then, she's made many documentaries and cofounded Level Forward, a multimedia company dedicated to supporting new creative voices. Her directorial debut, The Armor of Light, won an Emmy in 2017.

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Values reset: Notes from Session 2 of TED2020

May 29, 2020

There’s a theory that the shock we’re currently experiencing is intense enough to force a radical reset of our values — of how we are and how we act. In an idea-packed session 2 of TED2020, speakers from across disciplines and walks of life looked to this aspiration of a “values reset,” sharing new thinking […]

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