Saila J. Huusko


Saila J. Huusko

Saila J. Huusko is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. Her video work has appeared online at Al Jazeera America, GlobalPost, The Guardian, and The Village Voice – among others. She worked for three years as the in-house filmmaker for Crisis Management Initiative, an NGO founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari. While there, she worked in several conflict zones, including in South Sudan and Afghanistan. Saila graduated with honors from the Columbia Journalism School and earned her BA magna cum laude from Middlebury College. She completed high school at the Mahindra United World College of India and later volunteered to help open a United World College in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation Journalism Fellowship for her studies at Columbia, the DuPont/Judy F. Crichton Prize, the Joan Konner Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism, and the Rotary Peace Fellowship for postgraduate studies in Conflict Resolution. Remember My Name is her first feature documentary.

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