Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson (born 1965) is an award-winning New York-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer known for her versatility and fairness. Her film credits include Derrida, the 2002 documentary on French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the 2006 documentary Darfur Now , and the 2008 Pray The Devil Back to Hell, which won the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary. Her most recent work is The Oath , directed by Laura Poitras, about Osama bin Laden's driver, Abu Jandal, for which Johnson won an award from Sundance. Johnson is a 1987 graduate of Brown University. Her 1999 film Innocent Until Proven Guilty examined the numbers of African American men in the U.S. criminal justice system.


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