Orlando Von Einsiedel
Orlando von Einsiedel is the director of the Academy Award-winning short documentary, THE WHITE HELMETS, which follows the lives of a group of heroic Syrian civilian rescue workers in 2016. The film was released as a Netflix Original and was also nominated for two EMMYs, including one for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. His debut feature documentary VIRUNGA charted the story of a group of courageous park rangers risking their lives to build a better future in the Democratic Republic of Congo. BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated, the documentary won over 50 international awards including an EMMY, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism. More recent notable projects include the Emmy-nominated short film LOST AND FOUND, one of five short documentaries inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize for National Geographic Documentary Films. INTO DUST is Orlando’s narrative film debut about the slain activist Perween Rahman.
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