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Kirsten Johnson (II)

Kirsten Johnson graduated from Brown University in 1987, with a BA in Fine Arts and Literature. After two years in West Africa working on local fiction and documentary film projects, she attended the FEMIS (the French National Film School) in Paris. Since graduating from the FEMIS cinematography department in 1994, she has directed 4 shorts and ... See full bio »

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Cameraperson Cinematographer
Deadline Cinematographer
The Above
The Above Cinematographer
The Oath
The Oath Cinematographer


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 2017 A Thousand Mothers (Documentary short) (post-production)
  Oscar's Comeback (Documentary) (post-production)
 2018 A Thousand Thoughts (Documentary)
 2007-2016 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- Trapped (2016)
- 1971 (2015)
- Lioness (2008)
 2016/I Risk (Documentary)
 2016 Cameraperson (Documentary)
 2016/IV Trapped (Documentary)
 2015 Very Semi-Serious (Documentary)
 2015 A Woman Like Me (Documentary)
 2015 Once a Month on Sunday (Documentary short)
 2015 The Above (Documentary short)
 2014 That Film About Money (Short)
 2014 Citizenfour (Documentary)
 2014 The Wound and the Gift (Documentary)
 2014 1971 (Documentary)
 2012 Here One Day (Documentary)
 2012 The Program (Documentary short)
 2012 Virgin Tales (Documentary)
 2012 A Place at the Table (Documentary)
 2012 The Invisible War (Documentary)
 2011 The Lady Is a Fighting Lion (Video documentary)
 2011 Women, War & Peace (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- War Redefined (2011)
- Peace Unveiled (2011)
 2008-2010 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- The Oath (2010)
- Election Day (2008)
 2010 No Woman, No Cry (Documentary)
 2010 The Oath (Documentary)
 2008 Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Documentary)
 2008 Lioness (Documentary)
 2008 Throw Down Your Heart (Documentary)
 2007 Darfur Now (Documentary)
 2007 Slacker Uprising (Documentary)
 2007 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 2007 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2007 Election Day (Documentary)
 2007 Crime Fiction (as Kirsten Boyd Johnson)
 2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2005 Project Leap: Learning Out Loud (Video documentary)
 2004 Wide Angle (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Ladies First (2004)
 2004 Innovation: Life, Inspired (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2004/I Deadline (Documentary)
 2003 Rokia: Voice of a New Generation (Documentary short)
 2003/II Asylum (Documentary short)
 2002 The Hamptons (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2002 American Standoff (Documentary)
 2002 Derrida (Documentary)
 2001 Perpetua 664
 2001 Brother Born Again (Documentary)
 1996 Il faut que je l'aime (Short)
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Kirsten Boyd Johnson

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Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.

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