Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow is an artist of singular talent. As a film director/producer, she has crafted a body of work that challenges genre norms and offers viscerally stunning portraits of characters and conflicts resonant to contemporary culture. Bigelow previously directed and produced the critically acclaimed, multi-Oscar-nominated Zero Dark Thirty. In 2010, The Hurt Locker earned her two Oscars for Best Picture and Director. Bigelow supports many environmental and animal welfare charities. Her Public Service Announcement Last Days was awarded The Humane Society of the United States Genesis Award in 2015 for Outstanding Short Film. As a result of this public support, President Obama signed The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016, into law on October 7, 2016. Bigelow continues to shed light on the dangers of the ivory trade in The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, a virtual reality short film co-created with Imraan Ismail for National Geographic.