Jayme Kaye Gershen
Jayme kaye gershen

Jayme Kaye Gershen is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Miami, FL. Her work uses creative nonfiction to explore emotional experiences that reflect on the universality of our human condition.

Gershen’s short film, Six Degrees of Immigration, about her own marriage divided by immigration policy, found a home on New York Times Op-Docs and PBS, winning a 2019 Suncoast Emmy. Gershen’s first feature documentary, Birthright, about the hyphenated American experience of Cuban American electro-pop musicians, Afrobeta, was the closing film at the 2021 Miami Film Festival, premiered nationally on PBS and won a 2023 Suncoast Emmy. Her latest short, Garden High, premiered at New Orleans Film Festival in 2023.

Gershen is currently in post-production for her next short, Mango Movie, an observational documentary about how Miamians eat mangos and how this iconic fruit’s season is intricately connected with changing climates. She is also in development for her second feature documentary, Six Degrees: The Poetics of a City in Flux, an innovative film and interactive exhibition that crisscrosses Miami’s cultural, economic, and geographic divide, weaving six stories about identity into one film about a rapidly changing city. Six Degrees has received support through the ITVS/NEH Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship, Oolite Arts, and Miami-Dade County.


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