All my work in film, from post–genocide Rwanda to extreme Antarctica to post–Sandinista Nicaragua, focuses on trying to understand our place in the world, in intellectual, political and social ways, as well as in emotional, visceral and almost cosmic ways.
Coming soon: Turbulence
In her award-winning film career, Anne Aghion has traveled the world and borne witness to the lives of people who have survived the most extreme circumstances. In her new film, TURBULENCE, she grapples with the shadows cast over her own life — losing her mother when she was a child, and her father’s memories of life during the Holocaust. Through a series of tender, honest and visually stunning cinematic letters to her mother, she recounts her sometimes striking odyssey in search of resolution and peace.
Multiple award-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion is praised as a poetic filmmaker who gets to the emotional core of the people and stories she covers. She gained international renown for THE GACACA SERIES (pr. ga-CHA-cha), four films on post-genocide justice and social reconstruction in Rwanda.
Her 2008 feature ICE PEOPLE was described by Variety as “staggeringly beautiful,” and New York Magazine’s noted critic Bilge Ebiri wrote that “it might be the most immersive documentary I’ve ever seen.”
A Guggenheim fellow, Anne Aghion is an EMMY award recipient, and her film MY NEIGHOR MY KILLER was one of the rare documentaries at the time to premiere as an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival.