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Peruvian-American Marco Ríos Bollinger has directed projects for the UN Refugee Agency and Time Warner, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and photographed Beyoncé and Obama. He’s produced award-winning social issue documentaries on subjects such as the plight of refugee kids (SAFE ZONE), the healing power of dance (Dance Is My Gun) and the impacts of tourism (2.5%). He is co-founder of social enterprise Lokal Travel which helps travelers connect to meaningful experiences in more than 200 local communities across Latin America.  More recently he has moved to scale his empathy-building advocacy work by by launching virtual education project Uprise Institute. He consults as a creative director and producer for brands, nonprofits and foundations.




Talent: Gersh Agency

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Commercial: Invisible Collective

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Speaking Engagements

Annenberg Sunnylands Center “Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis”, International Center of Photography “Partnering with NGOs to Magnify Your Impact”, UCLA Anderson School of Business “Social Entrepreneurs Series”, General Assembly “Creatives Turned Social Entrepreneurs”, TOMS Shoes “Social Good Talks”, Hatch Experience “Real Life Superheroes”, Junior State of America Keynote “Creatives Changing the World”, YPO Beverly Hills: “Impact Investing & Social Enterprise”, Impact Hub “Reimagining Tourism”, New York Film Academy “In The Field Series”. code