Production Team

Arash Rahbary - (Producer) is an internationally recognized artist, musician and producer. Rahbary has been acting as project coordinator, producer and mentor of Democracy Council's projects during past few years. He is also the founder, composer and producer of internationally recognized rock band TarantisT. 

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt - (Producer) Born and raised in Iran,  Marjan is a human rights activist who advocates for women and minorities. She has collaborated with numerous organizations including Democracy Council, Movements.org, and IranWire. She’s the founder of Alliance for Rights of All Minorities.

Gregory Mahdesian is a musician and political organizer based in Los Angeles. He is passionate about the intersection of art and progressive social change and how they can mutually reinforce one another. 

Allison Reed is a human rights advocate and program coordinator for Crowdsourcing Human Rights. She and the rest of the production team support the artists and producers to create lasting pervasive change through freedom of expression. Allison has also worked with Democracy Council, Movements.org, and is a program coordinator with the DT-Institute.  

Cesar Alvarez has over a decade of experience designing and managing civil society capacity building programs in comparatively closed societies, particularly in Latin America. He enjoys a reputation for his work promoting human rights, grassroots activism, artistic freedom, and independent media in developing societies. Cesar holds a B.A. in History from the University of California in San Diego and an M.A. in Politics from New York University. Cesar is an active supporter of LGBTQI rights both in the U.S. and internationally, as well as a supporter of animal rights. Cesar is also Secretary on the board member of Crowdsourcing Human Rights (501c3). 

James Prince is the co-founder and president of The Democracy Council, a leading non-partisan, non-profit, (501c3) and board member of Crowdsourcing Human Rights non-profit (501c3). He is a recognized expert on Arab civil society, and U.S. foreign and defense policy vis a vis Iran, the Middle East Peace Process, Cuba, and countering extremism. He has also managed +$90 million in USG grant programming in places such as; Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cuba, East Timor, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Occupied Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Palestine (WB/Gaza), Russia, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, and Yemen.