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Elizabeth Nichols is a writer, director and cinematographer of both non-fiction and narrative films. She currently lives in Tanzania, East Africa with her partner and their two daughters, and works at Orkeeswa where she teaches filmmaking and serves as the Director of Strategy. Elizabeth graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2017 with an MFA in Filmmaking  and  from Harvard University in 2010 with a BA in History and Literature and History of Art and Architecture. She has received several awards and scholarships in support of her filmmaking, including a New York Women in Film and Television Scholarship, the Wasserman Directing Award, the Alan Landsburg Documentary Production Award and the Princess Grace Award. Her short films have played at some of the top international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Berlinale. 

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