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Aaron Kalischer-Coggins

DP, Director, Video Journalist, Editor, The Hill, Tributary Productions
Washington, DC US
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Documentary filmmaker pursuing stories at the intersection of humans and politics, the environment, tech, and culture.


Aaron is a documentary filmmaker based in Washington, DC, passionate about telling stories about humans and the intersection of politics, the environment, tech, and culture. He is currently a video producer at The Hill, and has worked as a director, producer, editor, and DP, making short docs for Discovery, AJ+, CNN, HuffPost, Google, and more. Recent short documentaries have screened at the DC Environmental, Wild and Scenic, Backcountry Film, and Berkshire International film festivals. Through his production company, Tributary Productions, he produces independent short documentaries and videos for nonprofits like Greenpeace, Wildlands Network, the UN, and 350org. In 2015, he graduated from Wesleyan University with Honors in Film Studies.

Featured Work

The River Guards

This short documentary tells the story of the Housatonic River in Western Massachusetts, where an environmental and health crisis has unfolded over the past 30 years. The film profiles the community of grassroots activists who have fought tirelessly against corporate negligence and government bureaucracy to clean the river. Now, with a new and contentious cleanup plan for the Housatonic River on the table, they are faced with an uncertain future.

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View How Detroit residents are building their own internet

How Detroit residents are building their own internet

Faced with a stark digital divide, Detroit community groups are mobilizing to build an internet network block by block.

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The Prison Farm

There are nearly 300 abandoned prisons littering the United States. One innovative program shows how turning them into sustainable farms can make them productive and help solve the incarceration crisis at the same time.

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Mapping Snow

How scientists are trying to help save people from avalanches and manage the effects of climate change from space

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