Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Micah Garen

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Brooklyn
MacDowell fellowships: 2005, 2007

Micah Garen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer, digital innovator, and founder of Four Corners Media www.fourcornersmedia.net and ScreeningRoom www.screeningroom.org

He has worked around the world in conflict and post conflict zones, on short and long form films documenting the impact of war on cultural history in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and most recently the refugee crisis.

His documentary film work has appeared on television and online, including on Al Jazeera, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and Michael Moore’s award-winning film Fahrenheit 9-11.

His film, Identity and Exile, won the Golden Nymph for best news documentary at the Monte Carlo Festival of Television in 2014.

His first book, American Hostage, a memoir about his kidnapping in Iraq in 2004 and the efforts to secure his release, was published by Simon and Schuster in October 2005 and received starred reviews in both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.



Micah Garen worked in the Sorosis studio.

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