Anne Aghion,

Anne Aghion is a French-American documentary filmmaker. She has been praised as a filmmaker of poetic vision, and a unique documentarian whose multiple award-winning films, in the words of one critic, “pull us deep into the social fabric” of the places she covers.

Aghion is best known for her series of four films on post-genocide justice and social reconstruction in Rwanda. In 2005, she won an Emmy Award for her documentary ‘In Rwanda We Say…The Family That Does Not Speak Dies’. In 2009, her film "My Neighbor My Killer" was Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and a nominee for Best Documentary at the Gotham Awards, and earned Aghion the Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.

Her acclaimed feature "Ice People," also released in 2009, explores the physical, emotional and spiritual adventure of conducting science in Antarctica.

Anne Aghion holds a degree in Arab Language and Literature from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York and is an Emmy winner and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a resident at the MacDowell Colony in 2011, and at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in 2012 to develop her new projects, and has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to spend nine months in India to research her next film on the monsoon.