Marie-Hélène Carleton - Granta Magazine

Marie-Hélène Carleton

Marie-Hélène Carleton is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and writer. She is currently completing her first feature-length documentary film about the destruction of culture in Iraq as a result of the war, and the passionate efforts to protect the archaeological sites from looters. The film is being executive produced by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and produced by the Oscar-winning team, Wider Film Projects. Her short films have appeared online for The New York Times, Newsweek and the Financial Times. Her three part online documentary for the Financial Times was a 2009 Webby Honoree.

She is co-author of the critically acclaimed memoir American Hostage, published by Simon and Schuster in 2005. A CBS Sunday Morning segment about her and her partner Micah Garen’s experience and film work in Iraq was an Emmy nominee. A co-founder of the media production company Four Corners Media, she is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and has been award fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She was selected to participate in the inaugural 2011 Film Independent Documentary Lab in LA, as well as the 2009 IFP Documentary Film Lab.