Anne Aghion
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An award-winning director and producer, Anne Aghion is best known for her series of four documentaries on post-genocide justice and social reconstruction in Rwanda, including the 2009 feature, My Neighbor My Killer. The film was in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Awards, and earned Anne 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. Aghion is a speaker in universities and a panelist at film festivals. She regularly conducts documentary film production and writing workshops at film schools and other venues around the world, from Haiti to India, to Morocco, etc. Aghion holds a degree in Arab Language and Literature from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York, and is an Emmy winner and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a resident at the MacDowell Colony in 2011, at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in 2012, in India in 2014 on a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship, and at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France in 2016, to develop and research her next feature, entitled Turbulence.