The Team

SOPHIE CONSTANTINOU (Director/Cinematographer)

Sophie Constantinou has earned national acclaim for creating innovative documentary media projects that explore important social issues with artistry and sensitivity; she is co-founder of Citizen Film, a nonprofit production company dedicated to collaborating with community organizations to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.

SAM BALL (Producer)

Co-founder, with Constantinou, of Citizen Film in 2002, Ball has produced documentaries shown on public television, as well as numerous short films and multimedia projects shown at prominent museums and cultural venues, and/or disseminated online.

MIKE SHEN (Editor)

As a producer and editor of documentaries, Shen has been nominated for two national Emmy Awards. He has over a decade of professional experience in film and television editing, and has worked for National Geographic, Current TV, New York Times Television, PBS, and HBO. Shen is Senior Editor at Citizen Film, and he teaches editing at UC Berkeley’s graduate school of journalism. He holds a bachelor’s degree in film from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley.

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GREEN STREETS is a production of Citizen Film. Citizen Film Inc. is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentary stories with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions and community organizations to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.