Speaker - Marcela Gaviria

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Marcela Gaviria is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker with RAINmedia. Over the last 10 years she has produced over 20 documentaries for PBS FRONTLINE, including five films on post-war Iraq and four hours on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Working with veteran FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith, Gaviria has earned nearly every major award in broadcast journalism. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Peter S. McGhee Fellowship award, which honors an individual whose work reflects excellence, intelligence, fairness, passion and scholarship. Gaviria first worked for FRONTLINE in 1994 with renowned producer William Cran on The Godfather of Cocaine, a film about the drug baron Pablo Escobar. After the production of that hour, she stayed on in her native Colombia and continued to field produce scores of documentaries for PBS and the BBC. In 1997 she was awarded a MacArthur grant to set up the first natural history filmmaking unit in Latin America. In 1999, she returned to FRONTLINE to work on the four part series, Drug Wars.

She is currently producing a one-hour film on Private Bradley Manning and Wikileaks. Gaviria was born in Bogota, Colombia, and obtained her BA from Brown University and her MA from Columbia University.

2 Programs

Investigative Reporting Seminar: How the Sausage Is Made

04.08.11 | 01:42:39 min | 0 comments

Privatizing America's Foreign Policy

03.23.06 | 01:10:36 min | 0 comments