Kimberlee Acquaro

Fellow: Awarded 2010

Field of Study: Film

Competition: US & Canada


Kimberlee Acquaro is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. Her first documentary, God Sleeps in Rwanda, garnered international awards and was featured on HBO. Her work has also been featured on CNN, CBS, NPR, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Voice of America, and BBC/PRI's The World. It has been shown at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights, The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, El Museo de Memoria y Toleriencia in Mexico City, and is currently on display at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Acquaro’s photojournalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Mother Jones, and many international publications. She was awarded a prestigious Pew Fellowship in International Journalism for her work.