Leila Conners pictured with Director of Photography, Harun Mehmedinovic, Photo by David Flanagan
Leila Conners embodies a rare combination of talent, energy and commitment to global environmental protection and social change. She is also a terrific friend to RFFI and has helped share our important message with a global audience. Leila founded Tree Media Group, a film production company that creates media to support and sustain civil society by telling inspiring stories. Leila wrote and directed Ice on Fire, a stunningly beautiful and powerful documentary on climate disruption for HBO. The film, with Leonardo DiCaprio producing and narrating, premiered in Cannes in 2019. Leila’s first feature-length documentary was “The 11th Hour,” also co-created with DiCaprio. Leila’s background in international politics, filmmaking, and writing has put her in high demand for speaking engagements on issues of sustainability and the environment.