Agora Productions

Cory Taylor

Cory TaylorTaylor is a primetime Emmy Award-winning filmmaker with more than twenty years of experience in documentaries. His most recent independent film, THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS (2009), narrated by Jeremy Irons, documents the dissident struggle, which led to 1989’s Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. Through Taylor’s direct efforts, and in conjunction with several human rights organizations, the film was smuggled into various Arab-Spring countries, as well as Burma and Cuba, and shown to democracy advocates in underground screenings. POWERLESS was also broadcast in thirty countries and screened at twenty-four film festivals where it won multiple awards. Taylor’s short film ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING THINGS (2004), examines the subject of accurate reporting and tolerance in the media and won awards at the Columbus and Tiburon Film Festivals. In 2002, his award-winning film, A QUIET REVOLUTION, narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, portrayed the successful efforts of ordinary citizens combating deforestation, draught and environmental poisoning in Africa, Europe and Asia. Screened in fifty countries, A QUIET REVOLUTION was also translated into multiple languages, and brought to remote villages on mobile movie screens. Taylor’s television work has been featured on PBS, the History Channel, Nat Geo, and the Discovery Channel. He received his BA from UCLA in Theater, Film and Television.