Kimberlee Bassford

Kimberlee Bassford combines her love for storytelling with her background in journalism to bring the underrepresented stories of the Pacific to the world. She directed and produced the documentaries WINNING GIRL (2014, The World Channel), PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY (2008, PBS) and CHEERLEADER (2003, HBO Family) and was a producer on two national PBS documentary series: UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK? (2008) and THE MEANING OF FOOD (2005). She has garnered festival awards, a duPont-Columbia Award, Student Academy Award and CINE Golden Eagles. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, CNN, PBS, ITVS, Center for Asian American Media, Pacific Islanders in Communications, International Documentary Association, Film Independent, Fund for Investigative Journalism, Asian American Documentary Network, Women in Film and Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Kimberlee holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and a Master of Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. She is based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.


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