Micha Peled (2019) is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker. He was born in Israel and is one of the few who ever emigrated to the U.S. by hitchhiking. After making his first film “Will My Mother Go Back to Berlin?” he quit his day job and never looked back. Micha’s “Globalization Trilogy,” filmed in the U.S., China (clandestinely) and India, comprised of “STORE WARS”: “When Wal-Mart Comes to Town,” “China Blue” and “Bitter Seeds.” Micha’s films premiered at the Toronto and San Francisco International Film Festivals, Telluride, SXSW and IDFA. They aired on 33 television channels, had theatrical releases in Europe, Japan and the U.S. and were pirated countless times. He is the recipient of 20 international awards, including Amnesty International Human Rights Award, the Oxfam Global Justice Award, the PBS/Independent Lens Audience Award and the Golden Gate Award,
As a Logan Nonfiction fellow, Micha will work on his film, “Forbidden Knowledge,” which follows the before/during/after journeys of three patients with severe PTSD who are treated with MDMA (ecstasy) in an experimental trial.