SHIRAH DEDMAN is a filmmaker and attorney. After dropping out of high school at 15, she became a licensed attorney by 23 yet found herself un- and under-employed. But through perseverance she built a career in the film industry. So after her last layoff, she decided to pursue her passion of creating content reflecting the intersection of race and the environment.. Shirah is a former associate of the Investigative Reporting Program and of the Equal Justice Initiative. In 2019 she was elected to the KPFA Radio local station board. Starting yet another chapter, Shirah’s working on a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Food Law.