Emily Cohen Ibañez
Emily cohen ibanez

Emily Cohen Ibañez (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) is a Latinx director who tells stories about the complex relationship between the United States and Latin America. The National Science Foundation, Fulbright Colombia, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation amongst others have supported her research, writing, and films. Her documentary Bodies at War/MINA (2015) premiered at El Festival de Cine de Bogotá where it was nominated for a UNICEF award. She was a cinematographer for Bronx Obama (2014) directed by Ryan Murdock, which won Best of Fest at AFI Docs. Her short film Iraq Veterans Against the War (2007) premiered at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Fest. She earned her doctorate in Anthropology (2011) at New York University and was a Wenner-Gren Fejos Fellow in Ethnographic Film at UC Santa Cruz (2016-2017), working on her film “Virtual War” (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) currently in post-production. She was a two time finalist for the Sundance New Frontier Lab and a finalist for the Sundance Development Fund. She is also a cinematographer for the new documentary film, “Agility: A Portrait of Esther Newton” directed by Jean Carlomusto. She will be a Fellow at the SFFILM Residency Program in 2019 to support FRUITS OF LABOR. She is a member of the Brown Girls Doc Mafia.