Beth Bird is a documentary filmmaker whose work engages vital contemporary social issues such as globalization, popular resistance, and local community empowerment, drawing attention to and putting a human face on struggles for social justice. Everyone Their Grain Of Sand, Birdís first feature-length film, won the 2005 Jury Award for Best Documentary at its U.S. premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Best San Diego Feature at the San Diego Film Festival, and Festival Favorite at the Oxnard Film Festival. It has screened nationally and internationally at major venues including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Viennale (Vienna International Film Festival); InSITE 2005 in Tijuana, Mexico; The Play Gallery, Berlin; the Prague Biennale; and the Morelia International Film Festival in Morelia, Mexico. Birdís other films include D2KLA (2000), which documents clashes between the police and protesters outside the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in August, 2000, and Love Knows No Borders (1997), which examines discrimination in U.S. immigration law against lesbians and gay men.
Libby Horne comes to documentary editing with over 15 yearsí experience in broadcast journalism and television production, and a lifelong interest in politics and social change.
As an editor, her most recent work includes several highly-rated Discovery Network programs: Incredibly Small, The 750-pound Man, and My Husbandís Three Wives. In addition to Everyone Their Grain of Sand, she has also edited many independent documentaries including Living in Color, profiling South Asian Angelinos, Windows, a portrait of restaurant workers at Windows on the World who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, and she has produced and edited numerous short documentaries and advocacy pieces for various labor unions and non-profit organizations. In addition, Horne has worked as a reporter/producer for The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, series producer for Discovery Channel's popular Travelers show, and as an independent producer/director for many educational and promotional videos.