Emily Harrold is a documentary filmmaker from Orangeburg, South Carolina. Her films have screened at festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, DOC NYC, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the Telluride Film Festival. Emily's directorial feature debut, WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE about South Carolina politician and CNN contributor Bakari Sellers, won a 2020 regional Emmy Award. The film premiered at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Feature Documentary, and broadcast as a part of World Channel’s 2019 AfroPop series. Emily's other recent credits include PBS’s upcoming VOICE OF FREEDOM, National Geographic’s REBUILDING PARADISE (Sundance 2020), Discovery’s TIGERLAND (Sundance 2019), Hulu’s MONKEY BUSINESS, CNN’s THE END: THE LAST DAYS OF THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE, PBS’s THE WHITE HOUSE: INSIDE STORY, and PBS’s AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA. Harrold is a graduate of New York University, where she earned honors majoring in Film Production and US History.