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Cecilia R. Mejia


Vice President of External Affairs, American Documentary | POV

Cecilia R. Mejia is a second-generation Filipino-American born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked for over a decade in development for nonprofit organizations, including NGOs at the United Nations. Cecilia has several producing credits on films focusing on critical social impact issues, including the award-winning feature films Yellow Rose (Sony, 2020) and Lingua Franca (Array, 2020) and the documentary feature Who We Become (Array, 2023). Concurrent with her work, Cecilia is also an adjunct at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, teaching courses designed for the next generation of social impact producers and filmmakers.

She founded Remedias Productions, a production company focused on social impact storytelling and producing. Her documentary and narrative film work have been screened at festivals, including Tribeca Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and CAAMFest; she has been featured in numerous profiles and has published widely about the impact producer profession. She was one of the 2022-2023 recipients awarded NYU’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award, which acknowledges outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. King through scholarship and justice work and who promote his principles in their research, teaching, leadership, and community-building efforts.