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Libby Spears

Director at Nest

Libby oversees the strategic direction of all programming of the Nest Foundation, working closely with staff members and partners to develop and implement evidence-based prevention education programs that address the complex factors underlying sexual violence and exploitation. Libby is a filmmaker who uses art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise not converge or be seen. Building on her successful film, PLAYGROUND (produced by George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Abigail Disney), Libby founded Nest as a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing sexual exploitation and violence against children.

Libby is a filmmaker who uses art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise not converge or be seen. Her film, PLAYGROUND (produced by George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Abigail Disney), illuminates the underground epidemic of children forced into the sex trade in the United States. Since its premiere at Tribeca, it has won acclaim around the world. In 2013, Libby was one of a few select directors invited to direct a short film for Gucci’s high profile concert event, CHIME FOR CHANGE, hosted by Beyonce and Salma Hayek. The film, JESSICA’S STORY, celebrates a survivor of sex trafficking and was screened in front of an audience of 50,000 and broadcast to millions around the world. Newsweek has recognized Libby as one of 150 Women Who Shake the World, along with Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton.

Libby oversees the strategic direction of all programming of the Nest Foundation, working closely with staff members and partners to develop and implement evidence-based prevention education programs that address the complex factors underlying sexual violence and exploitation. Libby is a filmmaker who uses art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise not converge or be seen. Building on her successful film, PLAYGROUND (produced by George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Abigail Disney), Libby founded Nest as a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing sexual exploitation and violence against children.

Libby is a filmmaker who uses art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise not converge or be seen. Her film, PLAYGROUND (produced by George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and Abigail Disney), illuminates the underground epidemic of children forced into the sex trade in the United States. Since its premiere at Tribeca, it has won acclaim around the world. In 2013, Libby was one of a few select directors invited to direct a short film for Gucci’s high profile concert event, CHIME FOR CHANGE, hosted by Beyonce and Salma Hayek. The film, JESSICA’S STORY, celebrates a survivor of sex trafficking and was screened in front of an audience of 50,000 and broadcast to millions around the world. Newsweek has recognized Libby as one of 150 Women Who Shake the World, along with Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton.

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