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Survivor Keynote: Gwen van de Pas


Gwen van de Pas is a Dutch filmmaker living in Amsterdam. A survivor of child sexual abuse herself, she recently directed a feature-length documentary on the subject called GROOMED. Two-time Oscar-winning film maker Bill Guttentag produced the film alongside her. Besides closely following Gwen’s own experiences as a survivor, GROOMED provides an in-depth exploration of the grooming process, including perspectives from five other survivors as well as a sexual offender. Gwen studied Film and Theater Science in The Netherlands, holds an MBA from Stanford, and worked for Consulting firm Bain & Company for nine years. Passionate about stories that matter, she’s ready to tell the story of GROOMED.

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