Research Expertise and Interest

Documentary Film, television, Investigative Reporting, International Reporting

Research Description

Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker, professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and frequent contributor to the PBS program FRONTLINE.

He was a writer, director and producer of “Covid’s Hidden Toll” (2020), “Trafficked in America” (2018), and the Emmy-award winning piece “Kids Caught in the Crackdown” (2019) which was produced in collaboration with the Associated Press. He also produced “Rape in the Fields” (2013) and was a writer and producer of “Rape on the Night Shift”(2015), which investigated the rampant sexual assault of immigrant women at work, and sparked legislative reform in California. The two films, which aired in both English and Spanish, were produced at the Investigative Reporting Program in collaboration with Univision, the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED. He also produced The Real CSI (2012) in collaboration with ProPublica, which examined flaws in forensic science.

His work has received two duPont-Columbia Journalism awards, the RFK Grand Prize for Journalism, twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting, nominated for a Peabody and multiple Emmys, among other awards.

He received a BA in Anthropology from Brown University, and his Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley.

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