Photo-Journey and Tour of the People of South Sudan
May 03, 2018 7:00 AM
Tamara Banks - Emmy Award Winning Journalist
Photo-Journey and Tour of the People of South Sudan

For Emmy Award-winning journalist, Tamara Banks, the statement, “One Person Can Make a Difference,” is more than just words.   Tamara is currently using her 20 years of journalism experience to evoke positive social transformation in our community and globally through excellence in journalism and civic engagement.  She is well known as a respected anchor and reporter for WB 2 News in Denver, Colorado before becoming a national and international freelance journalist. Tamara’s work has appeared on ABC News, HDNET’s World Report, CNN, BBC World, FOX News, and Al Jazeera America.

Tamara is a global thinker and international documentary filmmaker. She produces films and news programs in many parts of the world including in Sudan and South Sudan and the Nuba Mountains focusing on a genocide and crimes against humanity.   Tamara has also traveled to Uganda where she interviewed child soldiers, as well as to Rwanda where she reported on that country’s post-genocide challenges and successes.  

The short version of Tamara’s documentary film, “The Long Journey Home,” depicting the journey of former Sudanese slaves coming back home after years of enslavement, was accepted into the 2009 Hollywood Film Festival, “HollyShorts.”  She also covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti. And she toured with U.S. Army and Iraqi Security forces and reported on yet another untold story: U.S. and Coalition Forces training, mentoring and empowering Iraqis before the U.S. pulled out of the war-torn country.

Tamara is also an accomplished equestrian and plays polo, the sport of kings (and queens).

She will be introduced by Steve Werner and Dr. Peter VanArsdale.