Emily Kassie

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Emily Kassie is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, multimedia journalist and creative director. Her work focuses on social injustices and violent conflict in the US and internationally. In 2017 she was awarded the Punch Sulzberger award for international reporting by the American Society of News Editors, the National Magazine award for Multimedia story of the year and the Overseas Press Award for reporting for her work on the refugee crisis.  She was the founding creative director of Huffington Post's investigative magazine Highline where she directed over 20 original long-form stories. 

Emily directed and produced the documentary "I Married My Family's Killer" on the topic of intermarriage in post-genocide Rwanda. The film won numerous awards, broadcasts on the CBC, screened at myriad festivals and won the Academy Award for student documentary.

She is a World Press Photo winner and was ranked the 2nd place multimedia portfolio of the year by the National Press Photographers Association for 2016. Her projects have also been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a Webby Award and her art direction has been selected for the American Illustration Anthology.

She was a Rhodes Finalist in 2014 and selected as a Gates Scholar in 2016. She graduated with honors from Brown University with a B.A. in Politics, Film and Journalism, and is completing her masters degree at Cambridge in International Relations as a Gates Fellow. Emily is currently working on a feature documentary on child assault in America.