Anne Aghion


Anne Aghion is best known for her series of four films 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 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 Rockfeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in 2012 to develop her new projects, and has been awarded a Fullbright Fellowship to spend nine months in India to research her next film on the monsoon.