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Michael Perlman: Artist / Activist


Inspired by the diversity of expression contained with humanity’s common experience, Michael Perlman has traveled to over 70 countries around the globe and for 15 years, has been directing and producing socially conscious, award winning films including the New York Times Critics Choice Eyes Of The World, PBS International’s Tibet: Beyond Fear, Comcast’s Free China:The Courage To Believe, Participant Media’s The 99% and IFC’s “Bang: The Bert Berns Story”. His films have been broadcast around the world on television, shown at more than 2,000 private screenings including the US Congress, European Parliament, British Parliament, French Parliament, Israel Knesset and Google Headquarters, released theatrically throughout the US, incorporated into university curriculum across America and selected as an official Artist For Amnesty. The New York Times has hailed his work as “Emotional, Compelling, Riveting, Narrative Power” and Variety has praised it as “Intense, Passionate and Intelligent.”

Perlman’s new release, The Politics Of Hate tells the story of white supremacist leader who established an NGO with other formers who now pull people out of hate groups. The subject of the film has been featured on 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News, CNN and MSNBC. Southern Poverty Law Center, an NGO at the forefront of combatting hate, is featured in the film and is a proud partner on the project.

Perlman is also founder, songwriter and lead vocalist of the rock band Rejectionist Front. His music has been mixed by Grammy Winner Andy Wallace ( Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Nirvana, Foo Fighters). Perlman’s songs have played on radio across the US, on MTV, in films and licensed to media around the world including Fox Sports, Nascar, Netflix, A&E Networks and PBS. He has toured throughout the US as well as Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The band has been honored to have a track on an Independent Music Award nominated benefit CD, alongside Crosby and Nash, Willie Nelson, Patti Smith, Third Eye Blind, Our Lady Peace and MGMT as well having shared the stage with Joan Baez, George Clinton& P-Funk, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique and Redman. Perlman has been humbled to perform in benefit concerts to support vital causes including Concert for Tibet, Save Darfur, Rock The Vote, the USO and Wounded Warrior.

Perlman works with human rights organizations in the US, Burma, China and the Sudan. Perlman helped found and served on the board of Cross Cultural Solutions, one of the largest volunteer organizations in the United States. With a staff of over 200 and a special consultative status with the United Nations, CCS places more than 4,000 Americans in ten countries to assist schools, hospitals, orphanages and agricultural programs that directly help more than 100,000 individuals annually. Perlman is also the founder and director of Rock To Save Darfur that has produced concert benefits that have helped save thousands of lives and free hundreds of slaves with partners such as Save The Children and Doctors Without Borders.

Perlman’s political activism in the US includes work to promote freedom and equality, allow greater access to health care and education, protect the environment and criminal justice reform.

Perlman has spoken at many venues throughout the US and around the world including the US Congress, British Parliament, French Parliament and Google Headquarters to promote freedom, justice and equality. His work has been featured in a cross section of media including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, France 24 Television and MTV.