Zahra Dowlatabadi is an award-winning animation producer and documentary filmmaker. Past projects for Dowlatabadi include fundraising and delivery of Persian books to Kabul Public Library after Taliban’s burning of children’s books and distribution of textbooks for Afghan girls through the Revolutionary Women of Afghanistan. Additionally she has directed a book drive for Alif Laila: The Storyteller Book Bus after Pakistan’s disastrous earthquake. Dowlatabadi is the co-author of Producing Animation also translated in Chinese and Korean and now in its 2nd edition. She is the recipient of the first Spirit Award from Educators Consortium for Service Learning. Dowlatabadi is passionate about empowering children to become social activists starting from Pre-K through 12th Grade.