About Noam - Director/Producer

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Noam Argov is a National Geographic Explorer and independent filmmaker. In the indy space, Noam focuses on documentary films and television series, with a foray into some narrative projects coming soon. In the commercial space, she mostly partners with major outdoor, travel and tech companies for branded content, telling diverse adventure stories with human-interest and vulnerability.

Noam’s first documentary short "Running Across California" premiered with Outside Online and was featured on National Geographic through the "Women of Impact" campaign. Her latest documentary short "My Dear Kyrgyzstan" premiered in competition at the Oscar-qualifying 2019 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and was recently acquired by MailChimp’s new streaming platform MailChimp Presents. Noam’s academic background in international development and conflict resolution continues to find ways into her work, as she remains a frequent collaborator with various initiatives in the United Nations. From presenting with Women in Media in LA to teaching film workshops for Oakland teens with Reel Stories, she is also active in organizations that elevate women in film.

Overall, Noam’s films center on quirky heroes who defy the stereotypes of their reality, leaving on tough conversations about attitudes, identity and our relationship with the world. No matter the project, Noam is driven by unassuming people doing the unique and incredible, whether they're a composer, editor or a character in a story.

Some media outlets and brands Noam has worked with are National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel (CBS & Showtime), The North Face, Merrell, Adidas/Terrex, and Google. She has participated in the Ignite workshops at the Sundance Film Festival and in the Filmmaker Workshop at Banff Mountain Film Festival, and her affiliations include the Video Consortium, Cinefemme, and Women in Media.

The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each other’s memory. This is how people care for themselves.
— Barry Lopez, "Crow and Weasel"
 

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