Opeka (editor, co-producer) An Argentine priest inspires hope for an entire nation by teaching the people who live in Madagascar’s largest landfill to build their own city, while fighting politics and poverty with an iron will and the soul of a revolutionary. Currently in Post-Production.
Madagasikara (editor, co-producer) About three resilient women who fight for better futures for their children in one of the most misunderstood countries in the world – Madagascar – a beautiful African nation crippled by decades of political instability and crushed by international sanctions imposed in 2009. Madagasikara is the winner of over 35 Awards.
Icebound (co-producer) A documentary recalling events of January 28, 1925, when dog sleds played a significant role in transporting a diphtheria antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, following an outbreak in the town. A BBC documentary which was funded in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was selected for IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries, and premiered at IDFA – The International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam.
By Sidney Lumet (co-producer: Sidney Lumet interview) A portrait of the work and life of one of the most accomplished and influential directors in the history of cinema. Part of the PBS/American Masters documentary series. Premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Daze of Justice (editor) About a group of Cambodian American survivors of the Killing Fields who return to Cambodia after thirty‐five years in search of justice. A MacArthur Grant recipient and the Centerpiece Documentary selection at CAAMFEST2016. Won the Documentary Social Justice Award at the World Cinema Initiative in Cannes.
The Lulu Sessions (associate producer) Dr. Louise Nutter, or LuLu has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when she finds out she is dying of breast cancer herself at 42. Shot during those last 15 months of LuLu’s life. Part of the PBS America ReFramed series.
Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist (editor) A documentary on the controversial Iranian artist and reporter whose reportage was directed at the most disquieting elements he saw in Iran’s identity. Selected to screen as part of the Iranian Studies Initiative at NYU and Columbia University, the Bilingual Lecture Series at UCLA, and Tulane’s Peace Conference.
Catching the Sun (additional editor: The Edit Center) Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Released on Netflix. Named a 2016 New York Times Critics’ Pick.
Ivory Tower (asst. editor) About the transformation of higher education. A CNN film and a feature selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Strong Island (asst. editor) Examining the violent death of the filmmaker’s brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe’s wake, challenging us to change. A Netflix film. Oscar-nominated. Won the Special Jury Award for Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Voices Unbound: The Story of the Freedom Writers (associate producer) The film details the lives of teacher Erin Gruwell and a group of Los Angeles students who transform their harrowing personal stories into published journals. Won Best Documentary at the Valladolid Film Festival.
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