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FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

CAMERAPERSON (2016, 102 min)
Premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Winner of Cinema Eye Honors’ Outstanding Feature, Editing, and Cinematography Awards, the IDA’s Best Editing award, and the National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression award. Winner of Best Documentary grand jury awards at San Francisco International, Sheffield, Camden, Montclair, DOXA, Traverse City and Sarasota film festivals. Selected as the closing night film for New Directors/New Films and nominated for the Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, four Critic’s Choice awards, as well as the IDA’s Best Feature. Funded by Sundance Institute and Catapult Film Fund. Distributed theatrically by Janus Films and on video by The Criterion Collection.  [official site]

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS (2015, 83 min)
Winner of an Emmy for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming and nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Long Form Editing. Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, won Golden Gate Award for best Bay Area doc at SFIFF, funded by Sundance Institute, and broadcast on HBO.  [official site]

LET THE FIRE BURN (2013, 93 min)
Winner of Best Editing awards from Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Association (IDA), RIDM (Montreal), and Cinema Eye Honors. Winner of Independent Spirit “Truer Than Fiction” Award, nominated for Best Documentary of 2013 by the Gotham Awards, Indiewire Critic’s Poll, and the IDA. Funded by Sundance Institute. Distributed theatrically by Zeitgeist, and broadcast on Independent Lens.  [official site]

KUMU HINA (2014, 75 min)
Winner of GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, Best Documentary at Frameline Film Festival, and the Independent Lens Audience Award. Funded by ITVS and the Sundance Institute. Broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens.  [official site]

OUT IN THE SILENCE (2009, 66 min)
Selected for Human Rights Watch Int’l Festival, Tribeca Documentary Series. Award-winner at Rhode Island Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Hardacre Film Festival. Funded by Sundance Institute. Winner of Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy for Outstanding Documentary. Broadcast nationwide on PBS.  [official site]

WAR CHILD (2008, 93 min)
Premiered at Berlin Film Festival. Winner of Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival, IDA/ABCNEWS Award, Best Film at Bologna Human Rights Nights, Bergen Int’l Film Festival, and Heartland Film Festival. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation.  [official site]

CINE MANIFEST (2006, 86 min)
Premiered at Mill Valley Film Festival. Winner of Ruth Landfield Award at Fargo Film Festival. Nominated for Maysles Award at Denver Int’l Film Festival. Screened at Cine Manifest retrospective at Anthology Film Archives.

OTHER WORK

BUZKASHI BOYS (2012, fiction, 27 min)
Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short film. Winner of Best Short, Savannah Film Festival, Mallorca, Raindance, Evolution, and LA Shortsfest.  [official site]

PROJECT X (2017, 10 min)
Directed by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke and starring Michelle Williams and Rami Malek. Festival premiere at Sundance. Commissioned for Field of Vision/The Intercept.  [official site]

THE ABOVE (2015, 8 min)
Premiered at New York Film Festival. IDA Best Short Award Nominee. Commissioned for Field of Vision/The Intercept.  [official site]

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE (2014, 25 min)
Selected for Berlin International Film Festival.  [official site]

DAN RATHER REPORTS (2009-2010, series)
Nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Editing - Quick Turnaround.  [wikipedia]

REVEALING HATE (2010, 56 min.)
Winner of Silver Lei Award, Honolulu Int’l Film Festival, Special Jury Commendation, Durango Independent Film Festival. Selected for National Press Club Documentary Series. Distributed by Indiepix.

MISSISSIPI RISING (2005, series)
Directed by Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization, Wayne’s World) with Whoopi Goldberg. Broadcast on MSNBC.

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