- be the change you want to see in the world
- Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Serge Bakalian is a San Francisco-based filmmaker, writer and theatre manager. He brings with him years of experience in nonprofit management and organizing, as well as a spirit of entrepreneurship. Trained as a chemist, Serge has worked for several major NGOs, including Greenpeace International and the F.A.O. of the United Nations. He’s been a founding member of organizations such as the Glendale Greens, the Cedre Foundation and the Green Alliance.
Serge is currently the Managing Director of Golden Thread Productions, a theater company dedicated to exploring the cultures and identities of the Middle East. As a writer and filmmaker his works have spanned both fiction and nonfiction, currently producing the feature-length film, Default: the Student Loan Documentary.
Serge has worked on a wide range of issues and campaigns, notably on defending the biodiversity of the world’s food supply against genetic modification. His work and activism have led him to many parts of the world, most extensively throughout the Middle East and Latin America. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. and M.S. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.