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Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and national Emmy-nominated cinematographer who grew up in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Aaron shot and co-produced the Academy Award–winning documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, SAVING FACE, directed by Daniel Junge. Aaron also often works with Kirby Dick, having filmed for his Academy Award–nominated documentary THE INVISIBLE WAR, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and more recently, he was cinematographer for THE HUNTING GROUND, a film about sexual assault on college campuses, which premiered at Sundance in 2015. Based in Denver, Aaron has worked on films throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, the US, and the South Pacific. For LIKHAYA, his short documentary about a group of women and children in Swaziland, he was awarded a Golden Palm, People’s Choice, and Best Documentary awards at international festivals. He has worked as cinematographer, co-producer, and assistant editor on films for HBO, National Geographic, Discovery, UK Channel 4, CBS 48hrs, and PBS. Aaron was recently awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant for his upcoming feature directorial debut, LIYANA, and he was named one of The Independent’s “Ten Filmmakers to Watch” in 2012.

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