A passionate award winning documentary filmmaker and visual anthropologist, Dr. Eda Elif Tibet leads and coordinates in shaping a visionary media outreach strategy that amplifies GDF’s vision for a more just and regenerative planet earth. Within her expertise fields are combining scientific insight with transformational impact through various media modalities and overseeing the innovative conception, creation, and editing of publications and other forms of scientific outreach in various channels (digital and print). In exchange with various stakeholders, Elif drives the establishment of a wider network promoting GDF’s visibility and works towards trailblazing media outreach for its various pillars. Elif actively works for the documentation of the High Atlas Cultural Landscapes and International Education Programme with its Global Environments Network where she mentors and teaches as core faculty, since 2015.
Dr. Eda Elif Tibet is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Critical Sustainability Unit (Institute of Geography) at the University of Bern, leading her own research framework–Animating The Commons–within Swiss Excellence Research Standards (SNSF), that she runs in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Enacting Global Transformation Initiative of which she is a founding and advisory member of.
She is the founder of KarmaMotion together with GEN Alumni and Resource Person Inanc Tekgüc. KarmaMotion is a film collective of cultural media and film creators whom she directed and produced seven award winning films, which have been circulated at film festivals around the world and broadcast on digital streaming platforms, TVs, radios and newspapers: TRT,CNN,IZ TV, NTV, BBC News, NatGEO, Aljazeera, SRF, Radio Rabe, and others. She also pioneered the first TV series ever made on anthropology in Turkey, Antropolojik with HABITAT TV, as the anchor and producer.
She is Co-founder of EthnoKino, a Bern-based association of anthropologists curating ethnographic film screening programs, masterclasses and now the newly-introduced Film Festival and Vision Talks, where visionaries as change makers across the globe come to spread their groundbreaking projects and ideas for more coercive, inclusive and democratic societies.