Iara Lee is a Brazilian film producer, director and activist of Korean descent who works mainly in the Middle East and Africa. Her recent projects include From Trash to Treasure: Turning Negatives into Positives and Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2021

Iara Lee, From Trash to Treasure: turning negatives into positives, 2020
From erosion to overgrazing to enduring poverty, the people of Lesotho—a highland country surrounded by South Africa—face a variety of difficult challenges. Yet grassroots communities in the country also exhibit tremendous resourcefulness and creativity. In particular, a wealth of artists have mastered a talent for resurrection, developing the skill to creatively turn negatives into positives

Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2020

K2 and the Invisible Footmen, Iara Lee, 2015
This film chronicles the lives of both Pakistani porters and Nepalese sherpas. The film also follows the first official all-Pakistani climbing team, made up of former porters, who successfully summited in 2014, in celebration of K2 60th anniversary.