Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Mary Ferreira is an experienced multimedia producer with a demonstrated history of working in the international affairs industry. She attended St. Rose’s High School in Georgetown where she completed her secondary education.
As a former staffer of the United Nations in New York for 31 years, she has extensive experience in the Department of Public Information including working overseas in Kosovo as a Television Producer for two years.
She is skilled in video and film production, radio, media relations, social media, photography and journalism. As a strong administrative and television professional, she graduated from Empire State college, New York and has extensive training in media from CNN in Atlanta Georgia, New York University in Manhattan, and Poynter Institute in Tampa, Florida. She has travelled to more than 25 countries to document the work of the United Nations for UN Television in remote parts of the globe.
As producer/director, she created hundreds of videos, many produced in the six official languages of the United Nations, and has won honorable mention and awards for the following pieces – 2016 – India’s Tigers – A threatened Species – recognition at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival WCFF, New York; 2011 – Digital Graveyard – EKOTOP Slovakia Film Festival – First Prize; 2010 – Ethiopia: A Family in Crisis – Finalist in the Moondance Film Festival, New York and recognition at We The People’s Film Festival in the United Kingdom; 2003 – The Missing in Kosovo – Finalist at CNN World Report competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
As the owner of an independent company – Global Videos Inc., Mary is currently in the process of raising funds for two films that she feels passionate about – the history of slavery in Portugal and the experience of Afro-Guyanese and indentured laborers whose ancestors were once enslaved in this Caribbean nation.