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Brent E. Huffman

Brent E. Huffman is an award-winning director, writer, and cinematographer of documentaries and television programs. His work ranges from documentaries aired on The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, NBC, CNN, PBS and Al Jazeera, to Sundance Film Festival premieres, to films made for the China Exploration and Research Society. He has also directed, produced, shot and edited short documentaries for online outlets like TIME, Salon, Huffington Post and PBS Arts.

Huffman has been making social issue documentaries and environmental films for more than a decade in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. These films have gone on to win numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy, Best Conservation Film-Jackson Hole, Best Documentary-Fresno, three Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a College Emmy, a Student Academy Award and a Grand Jury Award at AFI's SILVERDOCS.

Huffman was also an editor of Julia Reichertís and Steven Bognarís Primetime Emmy winning PBS documentary series A LION IN THE HOUSE, about children battling cancer.

Huffman is also a writer whose work has been featured in CNN, The Asia Society, Tricycle Magazine, Bust Magazine, The Wilson Quarterly, FRONTLINE and The China Digital Times. He recently completed a book about his experiences in China called "Life in the Heart of China: Diary from a Forbidden World."

In 2009, Huffman covered Vortex 2, the world's largest tornado research project for NBC and The Weather Channel. Most recently, he completed the award-winning documentary THE COLONY for Al Jazeera about China in Africa. He is currently working on a new documentary about the race to save an ancient Buddhist city in Logar province, Afghanistan. (8/14)


The Womenís Kingdom
A film by Xiaoli Zhou, Produced by Xiaoli Zhou & Brent E. Huffman, 2006, 22 min., Color

Keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstrea...



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