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Micah Garen

Micah Garen is a writer, documentary filmmaker and photographer who has worked in conflict zones around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, southern Lebanon and Egypt. His writing and photography have been published in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, The Financial Times Magazine and The Associated Press, among others.

His documentary film work has appeared in the New York Times, BBC, FT, APTN, PBS, and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. His critically acclaimed first book, American Hostage, a memoir about his time as a hostage in Iraq in 2004, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2005. He is currently in post-production on three feature-length documentaries; The Road to Nasiriyah, a film about the looting of archaeological sites in southern Iraq, Pashtunistan, a film about the war in southern Afghanistan, and a film about the Egyptian revolution.

Micah Garen has received fellowships from writing and film from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, The Independent Film Project, and Film Independent. Micah Garen founded Four Corners Media with his partner Marie-Hélène Carleton in 2000. He lives in Brooklyn with Marie-Hélène and their dog Zeugma.