Kathy Eldon

Kathy has worked as a teacher, journalist, author and television producer in England, Africa and the United States. Following the murder of her son, Dan, a 22 year old photojournalist, in Somalia, she and her daughter, Amy, founded Creative Visions Foundation (CVF), to support "creative activists" like Dan, to use their creative talents to change the world around them.

Since then, CVF has assisted more than 80 artists, filmmakers, playwrights, leaders of other social movements and others who use media and the arts as vehicles of social change.

Through their for-profit sister organization, Creative Visions Productions, Kathy and Amy have produced award-winning television and film projects, including a feature, Lost in Africa, about elephant conservation; an acclaimed PBS series, Global Tribe, profiling grass-roots social entrepreneurs; an Emmy nominated Turner Broadcasting documentary, Dying to Tell the Story, profiling journalists who risk their lives to do their jobs, and Soldiers of Peace: A Children's Crusade, a CNN documentary about the Colombian children's peace movement.

On Mother's Day, 2011, the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), will present their latest project: Extraordinary Moms. Featuring Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, Christiane Amanpour, the documentary special focuses on the power of mothers to change our world. Ask Kathy about "On Revolution," a movement launched by Creative Visions that turns people on to the power they have to change our world.


2011Valerie Grant