Elijah Yetter-Bowman (they/them)
Hi! I am an infinitely curious problem with a strong interest in fixing big problems, always asking question. Since I was little, I have been fascinated with how things work since I was little. The late Carl Sagan was a major inspiration during my childhood. His unique skill to channel the inherent wonder of science left a lasting impact with me. I am honored to be the child of two amazing people and sibling to an incredible person who roasts the best coffee in the world.
My skills/interests include documentary filmmaking, storytelling, public performance, scientific research, communication, impact campaigns, public engagement and restructuring a better society.
I am also a competitive rock climber, musician, cyclist, queer business owner and intersectional feminist.
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Awards & Honors
- Title of “Honorable Colonel” the highest Civilian honor of Kentucky
- Challenge Coin from Notre Dame, Durham and Hanover County fire
- Last Call Foundation social impact grant for Burned
- NC Black Alliance environmental justice grant
- Southern Circuit Fellow of 2023 for Burned
- Longleaf 2023 “Best Documentary” for Angel of Alabama
- Dell Brooks Film Grant for GenX
- Triangle Community Foundation Grant for GenX
- Miller/Packan Documentary Film Grant for GenX
- Footcandle Film Society Award for GenX
- Natural Resources Defense Counsel documentary grantee
- Southern Documentary Fund fiscal sponsee
- Silver Medalist at Chapel Hill rock climbing competition
- Southern Exposure Film Fellow 2021
- “Honors Thespian” from International Thespian Society
Speaking Engagement Highlights
- “Why Stories Matter” – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conference on Forever Chemicals as a public health concern. Jan 2023
- “Firefighter Occupational Disease and How It’s Changing” – UNC School of Law, Environmental Law w/ Professor Donald Hornstein. March 2023
- “Documentary Distribution” Panelist and film presenter at Southern Documentary Convening at the Full Frame Theatre. May 2023
- “How People Are Fighting PFAS” – Louisville Speed Museum. Sept 2022
- “How One Person Brought Clean Water to over 100,000” – Post Screening of Angel of Alabama at the Cary Theatre. May 2022
- Panelist for impact screenings of Burned at Notre Dame, Duke, The Hanover Theatre, the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference, the NC State Science Museum, UNC Greensboro and others. Jan 2023 – Ongoing