David Grabias
David Grabias - Director

David is the founder of Artifact and an Emmy nominee whose documentaries have aired on PBS, HBO, A&E, National Geographic and Discovery, and been supported by the Sundance Institute, the California Council for the Humanities, the Hartley Foundation, the Humane Society, and the Center for Asian American Media, among others. With dozens of films to his credit, David has extensive experience creating content that engages communities and generates dialogue. David's most recent documentary films OPERATION POPCORN and SENTENCED HOME were shown on PBS and explored the experience of Southeast Asian refugee communities in the U.S. Delving into the roots of fundamentalism, his HBO film KORAN BY HEART portrayed young Muslims competing in a Koran memorization contest in Dubai. David's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Sonoma Museum of Art and Small Green Door in Los Angeles.