Emma Fidel is a filmmaker and journalist based in New York City. She is currently directing and shooting her first feature documentary about a non-binary drag queen, Marti Cummings, who ran for New York City Council in 2021.
Emma is the U.S. field producer for the feature HBO documentary IN THE SAME BREATH, which premiered at Sundance 2021. She was a co-producer of the SXSW 2020 official selection ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA.
In 2018, Emma co-directed a VICE News doc web series, SHE'S RUNNING, about four female candidates trying to make political history. As a producer of the series, Emma was part of the VICE News team that received the Scripps Howard Topic of the Year Award. She worked as a producer for VICE News from 2016 to 2020.
Emma graduated from Dartmouth College after serving as editor-in-chief of the daily student newspaper, The Dartmouth, and living abroad in Mexico and Peru. She has since produced videos for Vogue, Teen Vogue, Cosmo, and GQ, and has reported for Bloomberg News and the Associated Press. Her favorite animals are alpacas.
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