photo by Anna Clare Spelman

photo by Anna Clare Spelman

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Bridgette Cyr is a freelance video journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Her work focuses on women’s issues and social justice matters. Collaborations have taken her to the arrivals gate at the Mexico City International Airport reporting on deportees; the bedroom of a revenge porn victim; the recording studio of feminist hip hop artists in Havana, Cuba; and to the bedside of a North Carolina woman currently hiding in sanctuary, fearful of deportation.

She is the Director of Photography and Associate Producer for SANTUARIO, a short documentary film following Juana Ortega, a grandmother who faced deportation and took refuge in a North Carolina Church. SANTUARIO won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2018 and the Tribeca Institute’s If/Then Short Documentary grant in 2017.

She was selected for the Investigative Reporting Workshop for Filmmakers at UC Berkeley in 2018 and attended the Logan Symposium for Investigative Reporting: Journalism in the Age of Trump.

Her work has received awards from the Online Journalism Awards, College Photographer of the Year and the 37th Frame photojournalism showcase.

She graduated with a Master’s in Visual Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow. Before returning to school she worked at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival as the Artist Services Coordinator.