Rebecca Dharmapalan is a filmmaker, legal scholar, and activist.
Dharmapalan is based in Oakland, California. Her passion lies in human rights and justice for underrepresented and marginalized groups. From her TEDxTalk discussing the epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States, to speaking up when voices systemically silenced, Dharmapalan's dedication to uplifting those around her speaks truth to her dedication to her community.
Dharmapalan is Glamour’s College Woman of the Year 2017. She was awarded Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21, and is an OZY Genius Award winner 2018.
She recently completed her MA of Human Rights Law at SOAS University of London, and her BA in Sociology at University of California Berkeley.
Dharmapalan is currently producing her first feature length film on the Tamil Eelam diaspora that focuses on memory, trauma, & motherland.