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Julie Benasra

About Julie Benasra

Julie Benasra is an Award-winning documentary film director, producer, author and journalist, specialized in pop culture and social related subjects. Julie currently serves as co-founder & content director for Positive Solutions, an international cause-driven content agency & film production company dedicated to promote positive thinkers who aim to make the world a better place. Julie’s content-creation experience (TV/video/web/film/print) enabled her to develop an innovative editorial style and approach, and to apply it to content marketing, branded entertainment, social media management and event production. Thanks to her bilingual and bicultural education (French-American), Julie also applies her storytelling skills to both a US and international audience. Her latest documentary film, FROM DOMINATED TO DOMINANT, about women’s emancipation and empowerment through pop/rock music, was commissioned and distributed by Europe’s leading cultural TV network, ARTE, as part of a 4-film documentary series, for which she wrote all scripts and came up with the original concept. Previously, Julie wrote and directed GOD SAVE MY SHOES, an award-winning feature documentary about the relationship between women and shoes. The film, produced by CAID Productions & Canal+, was released in theatres in the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia. It reached 100 million people in the US and Canada and was broadcasted to an additional 20 million viewers in 18 countries. Julie also served as journalist, story editor, and first assistant director on EUROPE’S MUSIC LEGENDS, a 9-film documentary series for Sony Music. Julie graduated in media & communications from Fordham University, New York. She now lives in France.

“Climate . Change” Ep.6 with Jeffrey Sachs, Professor at Columbia University & Sr. UN Advisor on Sustainability

We are very proud to have interviewed Jeffrey Sachs for this 6th episode of our short film series "Climate . Change". Jeffrey Sachs is a University Professor at Columbia University and Sr Advisor to the United Nations on Sustainability. He exposes here the rapid downward spiral into extreme and violent climate conditions for decades to come, unless all of society unites in the fight against global warming, now. https://youtu.be/SiJ2u_fy9YQ "Climate . Change" is a short documentary series directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) with the support of Solutions & Co by Sparknews (www.solutionsandco.org) #positivesolutionsagency #COP24 #climateaction #climatechange #changingtogether #Ideas4Climate #Climate #JeffreySachs #UN

By | 2018-12-17T14:29:11+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“Climate . Change” Ep. 5 with José Miguel Bermúdez, CEO of Bound4Blue

We feel inspired to release Episode 5 of our short film series "Climate . Change" in which José Miguel Bermúdez, CEO of bound4blue, explains how his Barcelona startup has developed a collapsible mast and rigid sail system that will enable existing or upcoming merchant ships to use wind and save both significant money on gas and reduce toxic gas emissions into the atmosphere. A 1% penetration rate in the maritime industry of bound4blue technology is equivalent to eliminating 4 million diesel cars off the roads. https://youtu.be/pYkzhkozoXc "Climate . Change" is a short documentary series directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) with the support of Solutions & Co by Sparknews (www.solutionsandco.org) #positivesolutionsagency #COP24 #Katowice #climateaction #climatechange #changingtogether #Ideas4Climate #Climate #JoseMiguelBermudez #Bound4Blue

By | 2018-12-17T14:08:19+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“Climate . Change” Ep. 4 with Dr. Elizabeth Latham, PhD, Founder of Bezoar Laboratories

In Episode 4 of our short film series "Climate . Change”, Dr Elizabeth Latham, PhD, Founder of Bezoar Laboratories, presents her patented innovation: a probiotic formulation fed to cows that reduces by 50% their daily emissions of methane, which is responsible for no less than 25% of Climate Change. An amazing discovery that also makes meat and milk safer and cheaper to produce. https://youtu.be/QR77Zq5Uofc "Climate . Change" is a short documentary series directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) with the support of Solutions & Co (www.solutionsandco.org). #positivesolutionsagency #COP24 #climateaction #climatechange #changingtogether #Ideas4Climate #Climate #ElizabethLatham #BezoarLaboratories

By | 2018-12-17T14:04:55+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“Climate . Change” Ep. 3 with Alzbeta Klein, Global Head of Climate Business at the IFC (International Finance Corporation/World Bank)

We are proud to release Episode 3 of our short film Series "Climate . Change", featuring Alzbeta Klein, Global Head of Climate Business at the IFC - International Finance Corporation / The World Bank, who unveils the $23 trillion opportunity that climate change represents for tech companies, startups and financiers. https://youtu.be/T-SPpIkNvmw "Climate . Change" is a short documentary series directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) with the support of Solutions & Co by Sparknews (www.solutionsandco.org) #positivesolutionsagency #COP24 #Katowice #climateaction #climatechange #changingtogether #Ideas4Climate #Climate #AlzbetaKlein #IFC #Worldbank

By | 2018-12-17T14:01:35+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“Climate . Change” Ep. 2 with Anjuli Pandit, Head of Corporate Sustainability, BNP Paribas UK

In Episode 2 of our short film series "Climate . Change", Anjuli Pandit, Head of Corporate Sustainability at BNP Paribas in the UK, guides us through the mechanisms of climate change, and outlines the doom scenario we all face unless we, as consumers and business people, do not start to act and consume more consciously and responsibly. https://youtu.be/AodOXPfVVm0 "Climate . Change" is a short documentary series directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) with the support of Solutions & Co by Sparknews (www.solutionsandco.org) #positivesolutionsagency #COP24 #Katowice #climateaction #climatechange #changingtogether #Ideas4Climate #Climate #AnjuliPandit #BNPP #CSR

By | 2018-12-17T13:56:23+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“Climate . Change” Ep.1 with Bertrand Piccard, Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation

The COP24 has started. Positive Solutions is glad to release Episode 1 of our short film series "Climate . Change”, with Bertrand Piccard, Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, who shares his insights on today's environmental trends and the risk that businesses incur if they do not adapt to the new climate crisis situation. Tremendous opportunity or certain doom...? Such seems to be the binary choice we face. https://youtu.be/jJYQDv1r2-0 "Climate . Change" is a short documentary series directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) with the support of Solutions & Co by Sparknews (www.solutionsandco.org) #positivesolutionsagency #COP24 #Katowice #climateaction #climatechange #changingtogether #Ideas4Climate #Climate #BertrandPiccard #SolarImpulse

By | 2018-12-17T13:52:19+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Positive Solutions Joins the Fight Against Global Warming with New Series “Climate . Change”

We are very proud to announce the upcoming release of “Climate . Change”, our new short film series, directed by Thierry Daher & Julie Benasra and produced by Positive Solutions in partnership with Solutions & Co by Sparknews (www.solutionsandco.org). “Climate . Change” features 6 episodes that will be released throughout the COP24, from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 14th, to support the fight against climate change and urge the entire world to take emergency action. In this mini-documentary series, global climate experts, financiers and entrepreneurs assess the gravity of the planet situation and share their fears, hopes and inventions, while opening the door to promising sustainable solutions through tech innovations and the work of a growing number of business and finance activists. One thing is sure: it is going to get [...]

By | 2019-01-16T00:14:59+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 10 – Stefan Sagmeister – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are very happy to share our last episode of Season 1 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin​, with Designer & Art Director Stefan Sagmeister, expressing his emotions of fear and his longing for a richer life, free of fears and held-back feelings. https://youtu.be/5upKvXQz5Qk Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher​, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #StefanSagmeister #wohasu

By | 2018-10-30T13:47:42+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 9 – Alina Villasante – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are glad to share Ep 9 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, featuring Alina Villasante, Founder & CEO of Peace Love World, who highlights the importance of self-love and of viewing failures as life-lessons—as a way to grow and find one’s purpose.   https://youtu.be/HDVxl-fglYA Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositivesSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #AlinaVillasante #wohasu

By | 2018-10-30T13:29:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 8 – Chude Jideonwo – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're thrilled to share Ep 8 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, in which Chude Jideonwo, Founder of Joy Inc, Lawyer & Journalist, draws from his experience working on the field in Africa to deconstruct the clichés often associated with happiness. And makes a clever parallel between happiness, love and trust, and materiality. https://youtu.be/k74N27PLU50 Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #marcelobukin #ThierryDaher #ChudeJideonwo #wohasu Positive Solutions Content Director: Julie Benasra. Consulting Editor: Juan Leguizamon. Color Correction by Nice Shoe’s Gene Curley. Grading Producer: Elizabeth Mitchell. Audio Post Production: Sound Lounge. Audio Mixer: Pete Crimi. Senior Audio Post Producer: Becca Falborn. Production Research: Sharon Szmuc. Special Thanks: Suzi Tucker, Samuel Morett, Rebecca Mitchell.

By | 2018-10-30T13:33:52+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments