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Ora DeKornfeld

["Director","DP","Editor"], Ora.Film
New York, New York Mexico
Available for Freelance
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Ora DeKornfeld is an Emmy-award winning journalist and filmmaker based in Mexico City. She uses cinematic documentary storytelling to shed light on the human condition behind our world’s most contested issues. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she went on to create work for the Netflix, The New Yorker and the New York Times, among others. Ora’s independent work has received multiple awards from Picture of the Year International, including first place for Feature Multimedia as well as the White House News Photographers Association and South by Southwest Film Festival. In 2015, she was named on PDN’s 20 Emerging Artists to Watch in Film and Video. Her work has been showcased on National Geographic, The Atlantic, The Webby Awards, and the New Orleans Film Festival, among others. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times and is currently in production on a short archival film about how a goat farmer and a reverend started one of the biggest human smuggling operations which later turned into what we know today as the Sanctuary City Movement.