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Haifaa Al Mansour is Saudi Arabia's first female feature-length film director. Her film, 'Wadjda' tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who yearns to own a bicycle, despite the fact that it is forbidden by Saudi custom. It premieres tonight at the LA Film Festival and opens in theaters September 13th.
George Packer is a journalist and author whose latest book is The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. In a recent blog post for The New Yorker, he wrote that his goal for the book was to "create a portrait of the country during years when freedom became maximal and the social contract frayed...to convey what this condition feels and looks and sounds like, in individuals’ lives, voices, nervous systems."
Mark Bittman is a food columnist for The New York Times, where he also hosts a weekly cooking demonstration. His latest book is VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health...for Good. Bittman explained the basics of his new eating plan in a recent interview with Dujour.
Donald Borelli is the former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's New York Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is currently Senior VP of The Soufan Group, which provides security advice, research and training for governments, companies and institutions. In a 2010 editorial, Don called on the U.S. to shift from "reactively arresting homegrown terrorists" to "proactively countering the forces of radicalism that turn 'ordinary' Americans into violent jihadists."
Brian Levin is the Director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernadino, where he specializes in the analysis of hate crime, domestic and international terrorism and related legal issues. In a recent blog for The Huffington Post, Brian advised against jumping to conclusions with regard to the Boston Marathon bombings before all of the evidence is analyzed.