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MELISSA ULTO is a multidisciplinary artist and activist, working in film, video art/VJ’ing, writing and internet technologies. Melissa focuses her technical and creative skills on furthering social justice through high tech communication methods. As a filmmaker, Melissa has edited the ongoing B-Girl project “All The Ladies Say” with her dear friend Ana Rockafella Garcia, the project’s director, and also set up the project’s website and social media presence. Melissa has been the editor/writer/shooter/animator on Hip Hop documentaries ranging from “Death Before Dishonor” - a documentary about the anti-snitching movement and its relationship to Hip Hop, and “Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops” - a documentary about the 500 page dossier profiling Hip Hop as a criminal entity, to “The Art of Love and Struggle” - a gorgeous documentary profiling some amazing women artists, writers and leaders with Hip Hop and “Mandatory Service” (winner Tribeca Film Festival 2008 - best short documentary) - a documentary discussing the militarization of Israeli society and how artists (including Palestinian, Israeli and Bedouin musicians) react. On the political spectrum, Melissa created, with Seema Kalia, a scathing parody of District Attorney Cy Vance’s handling of the DSK case and Wall Street corruption, in hopes to point out the deeper issues with the D.A.’s office.  Most recently, Melissa has been using her skills to assist the Occupy Wall Street movement in their livestreaming studio set up. Melissa has used her skills to create powerful pieces with Hip Hop thought leaders like Rosa Clemente and George Bruce. Her video activist work can be seen in her pieces for CODE PINK, her coverage of the ONE NATION Rally and her piece for UNIFEM on gender violence. Melissa strongly believes in the power of direct communication between populations, and seeing that grow through both her love of Hip Hop and her love of social justice has been incredible, particularly with the convergence of media and the revolutionary movement Occupy Wall Street. Her goal is to put these skills in the hands of everyone, to balance the messages being pumped out by the mainstream media. http://multo.com

MELISSA ULTO is a multidisciplinary artist and activist, working in film, video art/VJ’ing, writing and internet technologies. Melissa focuses her technical and creative skills on furthering social justice through high tech communication methods. As a filmmaker, Melissa has edited the ongoing B-Girl project “All The Ladies Say” with her dear friend Ana Rockafella Garcia, the project’s director, and also set up the project’s website and social media presence. Melissa has been the editor/writer/shooter/animator on Hip Hop documentaries ranging from “Death Before Dishonor” - a documentary about the anti-snitching movement and its relationship to Hip Hop, and “Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops” - a documentary about the 500 page dossier profiling Hip Hop as a criminal entity, to “The Art of Love and Struggle” - a gorgeous documentary profiling some amazing women artists, writers and leaders with Hip Hop and “Mandatory Service” (winner Tribeca Film Festival 2008 - best short documentary) - a documentary discussing the militarization of Israeli society and how artists (including Palestinian, Israeli and Bedouin musicians) react. On the political spectrum, Melissa created, with Seema Kalia, a scathing parody of District Attorney Cy Vance’s handling of the DSK case and Wall Street corruption, in hopes to point out the deeper issues with the D.A.’s office.  Most recently, Melissa has been using her skills to assist the Occupy Wall Street movement in their livestreaming studio set up. Melissa has used her skills to create powerful pieces with Hip Hop thought leaders like Rosa Clemente and George Bruce. Her video activist work can be seen in her pieces for CODE PINK, her coverage of the ONE NATION Rally and her piece for UNIFEM on gender violence. Melissa strongly believes in the power of direct communication between populations, and seeing that grow through both her love of Hip Hop and her love of social justice has been incredible, particularly with the convergence of media and the revolutionary movement Occupy Wall Street. Her goal is to put these skills in the hands of everyone, to balance the messages being pumped out by the mainstream media. http://multo.com