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Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman


Cassandra Herrman is a documentary producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance. Her work includes stories about immigration, the drug wars, domestic homicide and gun laws, conflict minerals legislation, and the intersection of music and politics. She has produced and reported in China, the Middle East, Latin and South America, and 17 countries in Africa, and her films have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. She is currently producing and directing immersive journalism virtual reality experiences and finishing post-production on her independent feature doc, FRAMED, about the Western fascination with “saving” Africa. She has taught graduate level courses in production as well as a year-long master’s thesis seminar in visual storytelling at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she received her master’s degree.


Documentary, New Media, Video Journalism