Ian Daniel is a filmmaker, writer, curator and Emmy-nominated producer.  He is an Ash Fellow at the Ash Center for Democracy, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Anti-Racism Policy Journal and Founder of the Anti-Racism Policy Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Daniel was awarded the Littauer Fellows Award for creating "significant impact on the HKS community." 

Daniel recently co-directed  and produced There’s Something in the Water, a documentary film that explores the topic of environmental racism in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada (World premiere 2019 Toronto International Film Festival ; broadcast NETFLIX)

He is the former Co-host and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated TV show GAYCATION, along with actor Elliot Page. An exploration of LGBTQ culture around the world, the series that had two seasons VICE TV,  was nominated for an Emmy for both seasons and won the Imagen Foundation award “Best Informational Program” for creating positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. This earned him “OUT Magazine’s 100 Most Influential LGBTQ People” and “Winq Magazine (Attitude UK) Man of the Year” honors. 

He reported on LGBTQ issues for VICE and began his journalism career as an Associate Producer and intern at TODAY on NBC in NY and Los Angeles. 

Daniel is also the former Director of Artistic Programs at The Civilians, a theater company in NY that derives work from intensive investigations into social and political issues and uses storytelling for social change. 

As a curator, he has organized several exhibits, multimedia events, public art projects, and cross-cultural programs at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Exit Art, LaMaMa Gallery, Storefront Bushwick, and the Waterpod Project in NYC.

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