Jenni Morello is a Documentary Filmmaker and Cinematographer, born and raised in Norwich, CT. Jenni shoots documentary, commercial, and non-profit work. Jenni's work can be seen in the PBS documentary TV series, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", a four-hour television series inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, Half the Sky. The film tackles stories of women and girls around the world who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable- and fighting bravely to change them. Jenni's documentary work has taken her to Morocco, Haiti, Egypt, Somaliland, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ghana, India, Burkina Faso, Liberia, South Sudan, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Recent stories she has been filming have included a piece on sexual assault in the military for Human Rights Watch, conservationists preserving the great landscapes of the United States and a family of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Austria. Films Jenni has shot have screened on PBS, HBO, Showtime, Discovery, Netflix and have been supported by Sundance, ITVS, and Ford Foundation.
Clients include: SHOWTIME, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, HBO, PBS/ITVS, VANITY FAIR, And non-profits such as Human Rights Watch, UNHCR, International Rescue Committee, CARE and PSI.
She received a BA in Fine Arts from Fordham University, and a MFA in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts.
All images used copyright Jenni Morello 2012.