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Yael Melamede

The (Dis)Honesty Project
Filmmaker
New York
Yael Melamede is the co-founder of SALTY Features – an independent production company based in NYC whose goal is to create media that is provocative, entertaining and enhances the world. Melamede’s newest film and directorial debut “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies” was released to critical acclaim in May 2015. The film is part of a larger initiative around ethics called The (Dis)Honesty Project and includes the TruthBox, the Slippery Slopes school curriculum, corporate training, and fun merchandise. Melamede’s recent films include “Inocente”, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; “When I Walk”, winner of a 2015 News and Documentary Emmy; and “Desert Runners”, winner of multiple awards in the US and around the world. Other producing credits include: “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men”, “The Inner Life Of Martin Frost”, and “My Architect”, nominated for an Academy Award in 2004. Melamede was trained as an architect before becoming a filmmaker.