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MFA in Documentary Film and Video

Azza Cohen

2020 Cohort, Graduate

Highland Park, IL, United States

Azza Cohen, from Highland Park, Illinois, is pursuing a master’s degree in documentary film and video at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in culture and colonialism from the National University of Ireland Galway. Azza aspires to use filmmaking for public service. She story produced The Great Divide, a documentary on the debate over gun laws in the US, and worked on Bleed Out, a 2018 HBO documentary investigation into medical error. Her film Specks of Dust, a profile of activists fighting human trafficking in India, received funding from the Kathryn Davis Foundation, Dalai Lama Fellows, and New York Women in Film & Television. At Princeton, she was awarded the Glickman Memorial Prize for commitment to community service, and later served on the school’s Board of Trustees. Azza is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar.


MFA in Documentary Film and Video, School of Humanities and Sciences