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Emily Kinskey Resume


Emily Kinskey Resume

Emily Kinskey is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia journalist. For the past 5 years she has been documenting land and human rights abuses and cultural change among the indigenous in Panama, and is currently working on So Close to the Sky, a feature-length documentary film about the Ngäbe-Buglé tribe. Her work focuses on underreported and persecuted subcultures, and is characterized by collaborative videography and innovative multimedia that assists communities in framing their shared narrative.


Phone: 913 526 1749

/ Latina Girls Code | MSNBC Global Citizen | 2016
   Producer - Video Journalist - Cinematographer - Editor

/ Nothing Here But Kiad | Web series, 10 short films | 2016
   Director - Producer -  Cinematographer - Co-Editor - Multimedia Development

/ Chicago Violence Spills Into Neighborhood's Place of Refuge | Fusion | 2016
   Video Journalist - Cinematographer

/ Panama's “Good Deed” Store | AJ+, short web documentary | 2016
   Video Journalist - Cinematographer (shot February 2015)

/ So Close to the Sky | Independent, feature-length | production 2014-2016
   Co-Director - Producer -  Cinematographer - Editor

/ Food Evolution | Black Valley Films, feature-length | post-production 2016
   Cinematographer (shot June 2015)

/ The Madonna of the Ngäbe | Roads & Kingdoms | September 2015
   Photographer | Writer

The Madonna of the Ngäbe

When the sun is strong enough to burn the mist off of the Talamanca Mountains, you can see the Bay of Almirante from the yard of Mariela’s house. Five hundred years ago, Columbus landed in this bay on his fourth voyage, and returned to Spain with enough gold to seed colonial Panama. The only clouds sit low between the mountaintops, the Caribbean Sea shines a bright turquoise below. In the muddy yard, I stand quietly with ...READ MORE

/ Jungle Healer | Makeshift Magazine | editorial short | August 2015
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/ Sophia’s Story | Learn Liberty & The Drug Policy Alliance | April 2015
   Consulting Director

Documentary & Editorial Clients

  • AJ+ 
  • Fusion Digital
  • Hope Street Group
  • AwesomenessTV
  • Makeshift Magazine
  • BBC Wildlife
  • Roads & Kingdoms
  • The Independent
  • International Ecotourism Society
  • La Prensa
  • DNA Info
  • OutdoorMinded Mag.
  • Gadling


AccessDirect/Half Acre Brewery
Short Web Video, January 2016
Cinematographer, Editor 

AMA Estancia Villa, Architectural Photography, December 2015

BOKA Restaurant Group, Short Documentary, January 2015
Producer, Cinematographer, Director
555 International, Web Video, November 2014, Producer, Director

Education & Training

Ed Kashi (VII) 4-Day Workshop
October 2016

National Geographic Portfolio Review
July 2015 

Saint Louis University | May 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Communication
Minor in Studio Art

Loyola University Rome Center
Rome, Italy 2007

Community Involvement

Exodus World Service, Chicago, 2014-present
Assist refugee families as they are resettled in Chicago through weekly mentorship.

National Geographic Your Shot, 2015
Worked with NG to organize a series of lectures, classes and photo events in Chicago.