Discipline: Film/Video, Literature – nonfiction

Marie-Helene Carleton

Discipline: Film/Video, Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005, 2007

Marie-Helene Carleton is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has directed five documentaries for Al Jazeera English, one of which won Best News Documentary at the Monte Carlo Festival of Television and Film in 2014. Her short film about the refugee crisis Lights on the Sea launched in March on Vanity Fair and The Scene. Her short film about the Egyptian uprisings in Tahrir Square of 2011, Four Women, One Revolution, won the Women and Girls Matter award for Media that Matters. Her film work has appeared on Al Jazeera English, Vanity Fair, BBC America, The New York Times, the Financial Times, HDNet’s World Report, and Granta magazine, among others. She is a member of Film Fatales and has been awarded artist fellowships at MacDowell and the Ucross Foundation. She was selected to participate in the inaugural Film Independent Documentary Lab in Los Angeles and the IFP Documentary Film Lab.



Marie-Helene Carleton worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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