STRANGER / SISTER
Kirsten is an Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmaker. Recent credits include: Stranger/Sister (premiered Fall 2020); Healing the Healers: Communal Trauma documentary series (Golden Telly Award 2020) which supports clergy during moments of mass community trauma; Healing the Healers: Domestic Violence (Bronze Telly Award 2021); and Healing the Healers: Youth Mental Health. Her Emmy-winning independent film, The Homestretch, a feature documentary about homeless high school students in Chicago Public Schools, was a co-production with Kartemquin Films (PBS, ITVS). Additional indie film projects include the award-winning Asparagus! Stalking the American Life (PBS) and The Girl With the Rivet Gun – an animated short documentary about Rosie the Riveter (AmDocs, Cinequest 2020). Her work has been supported by the ITVS, CPB, AmDoc, MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Institute, Fledgling Fund, Chicken and Egg, Good Pitch and Bertha Foundation/Brit Docs. She has a diverse background in developing new content which focuses on social justice issues. Kirsten is a Fellow at the Sundance Documentary Institute and a graduate of the Master’s Directing program at The Juilliard School.