Photographer and Filmmaker
New York, NY, United States
Kate is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Formerly a Wall Street Journal photo editor and NBC multimedia producer, she left full-time news to pursue her personal work.
Kate focuses on women and their role within their own communities; her most recent film follows 18-year-old Maheshwari, a teen from India's "untouchable" caste who was the first person in her family to graduate high school. She's spent time with cloistered nuns in Peru for Sister Cities International, cheered Special Olympic athletes while filming the World Games in China, and documented mother-daughter relationships in an indigenous Mayan region of Guatemala for Starfish One by One.
2016 - Official Selection, SF Documentary Festival, 2016 - Official Selection, Sacramento International FF, 2016 - Official Selection, FOG Movie Fest: Silicon Valley, 2016 - Official Selection, San Francisco Frozen FF, 2016 - Best of Fest: Social Short, Livermore Valley FF, 2016 - Award of Merit: Doc Short, Impact DOCS Awards, 2013 - Official Selection: Asheville Cinema Festival, 2013 - Official Selection: Silent River Film Festival, 2013 - Official Selection: Poverty Cure Film Festival
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Kopila Valley School in Nepal
The Kopila Valley School in Surkhet, Nepal, opened its doors in 2010 to provide quality education to area children. Students from the school excel on national exams and most have surpassed the education level of their parents before reaching middle school; in Nepal, 47% of women are illiterate.