Sylvia Yu Friedman, Author and Filmmaker; Penguin Author of ‘A Long Road to Justice’

Silvia Yu Friedman, Author and Filmmaker; Penguin Author of ‘A Long Road to Justice’

  • Silvia is an author and Filmmaker.
  • She is also an activist for human trafficking and slavery.

 

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Overview

Filmmakers handle all aspects of the film development process, including the pre-production phase, production, and post-production tasks. Some of their specific duties include tasks, such as conducting auditions and casting actors and crew members.

In today’s episode of The Brand Called You, Sylvia Yu Friedman, Author and Filmmaker; Penguin Author of A Long Road to Justice, talks about Human trafficking and modern slavery. She also touches upon her experience as a philanthropist and filmmaker.

[00:49] – About Sylvia Yu Friedman

  • Sylvia is an author and Filmmaker.
  • She is also an activist for human trafficking and slavery.
  • Sylvia is also among the top 100 human trafficking and slavery-influenced leaders list in 2017.

03:44- A Long Road to Justice: Stories from the Frontlines in Asia. Is this book available on Amazon?

  • It’s available in most online stores.
  • In terms of physical stores, it is present in all the major bookstores across Southeast Asia and Australia.
  • I wrote about my journalism, and my writing journey, my philanthropy journey as well.
  • Through my philanthropy work, I found some NGOs that are helping modern-day sex slaves or modern-day comfort women.

07:06- Tell us a bit about your learnings and challenges, as you were researching for this book.

  • So many challenges. Because no one had gone this way before.
  • There was no one ahead of me, no, to guide me, except some mentors, but they could only give me general advice.
  • And so some of the advice that I wish I had, was to relax, enjoy and be happy in the process. I was too analytical.
  • I would say another challenge that I had to overcome was persevering, and learning grit so that I wouldn’t give up.

17:56- From a journalist, to an author and activist. What got you started in the business of films?

  • Everyone has a different work style. My work style is that I’m more kinetic. I need to plunge in and just do it.
  • Other people have to think about it and plan, but I just need to do it.
  • So perhaps that’s what made it easier to transition from one career to another
  • Sometimes I go back like, I’m back in philanthropy. And, I’m doing more on the film and the entertainment side now.
  • So, it’s philanthropy in the entertainment world. And I’m continuing to write books.

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You can connect with Sylvia Yu Friedman- LinkedIn

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  • Sylvia is an author and Filmmaker.
  • She is also an activist for human trafficking and slavery.
  • Sylvia is also among the top 100 human trafficking and slavery-influenced leaders list in 2017.

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