Sonia Kennebeck

film director and investigative journalist

Sonia Kennebeck is an award-winning director, producer, and investigative journalist. Her directing credits include critically-acclaimed feature films United States vs. Reality Winner (SXSW 2021), Enemies Of The State (TIFF 2020), and National Bird (Berlinale Special 2016). Her work screened in theaters, and has been widely distributed through Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, PBS, ARD, and IFC Films. Her NYT Op-Doc From Journalist To Hostage has over 5 million views on YouTube. Kennebeck received the 2023 Chicken & Egg Award for directors and the 2021 Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award. Her debut feature National Bird (executive produced by Wim Wenders and Errol Morris) about the U.S. drone war was awarded the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary. In 2016, Foreign Policy Magazine recognized Kennebeck as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers and she was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

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