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Lucy Walker is best known for directing four feature documentary films: Devil’s Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010) and Countdown to Zero (2010). Her most recent film is this short documentary The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011), which premiered at Toronto 2011 and won the Polly Krakora Excellence in Filmmaking Award, the Women In Film National Geographic All Roads Award and the Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction at Sundance 2012 as well as being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Lucy grew up in London, England, and graduated with first class honors from Oxford before winning a Fulbright to attend NYU’s graduate film program. She was also a DJ and directed Nickelodeon’s BLUE’S CLUES, for which she was twice nominated for an Emmy.

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