Raouf J Jacob is the Executive Director & Creator & Founder of
WCF studios/films LLC & Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston (GCFF). As the program chair at GCFF, Jacob spotlights films that make us care about human rights violations and the human condition around the globe. The award-winning director is originally from war-torn Sierra Leone, West Africa. His family fled Sierra Leone at the climax of the barbaric civil war in 1999 and immigrated to Boston, MA in January of 2000. Jacob is now a documentarian who has written, produced and directed documentaries spotlighting social and political injustice. “Sierra Leone: A Culture of Silence” is the filmmaker’s most recently produced multiple award-winning documentary feature film. As a curator of the annual Global Cinema Film Festival, Jacob seeks to program & exhibit unconventional styles that speak to the evolution of the narrative and documentary form. The director has also collaborated and continues to work with Non-Governmental Organizations around the world in hopes of raising awareness about human rights violations near and far. In addition to his work as a documentarian & film curator, Jacob has also served as a certified translator, multilingual educator, and Director of Communications at Boston Public Schools.