Gerson Damiani is a scholar in the fields of International Relations and Law, whose research focuses on international trade, social-economic development and conflict resolution. For over 10 years, Damiani has furthermore been working as director, producer and cinematographer of Documentary Films.
Gerson Damiani concluded undergraduate and graduate programs in Law, Economics, International Relations and Political Science through Hamilton College in New York, Duke University, Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität in Berlin, as well as the Sorbonne and Sciences Po in Paris.
Damiani is a member of NAPTE (National Association of Television Program Executives), and the IDA (International Documentary Association). In Los Angeles, he contributes to Educational Communications, a non-profit organization founded in 1958, dedicated to improving the quality of life on this planet; there, he offers his expertise in production, principal photography and post-production to ECONEWS, an award-winning television series in its 28th year with over 500 programs, covering topics such as sustainable development and the problems and solutions of the global ecological crisis.
A graduate of UCLA Film, TV and Digital Entertainment programs, in 1999 Damiani co-founded D&D Films, operating out of Berlin, Los Angeles and São Paulo. He is currently directing the documentary film “Power to Heal” about the discovery journey of a Kaxinawa shaman from the heart of the Amazon Forest.
For over two decades, Damiani has been acting as mediator and since 1995 he has been actively involved in the field of International Commercial Arbitration worldwide. In Vienna, Damiani is editor with the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration. In the United States, Damiani contributes to California Lawyers for the Arts, assisting people in the entertainment industry through dispute resolution and educational programs. In London, he is associated with King’s College Law School. In Brazil, Damiani contributes to several academic and research groups, particularly in the fields of Game Theory and International Dispute Resolution.
Genuinely aware of multicultural traditions and differences, Gerson Damiani speaks English, French, German and Portuguese, and currently acts as executive secretary of the Iberian-American Center at the University of São Paulo.