Ross Kauffman is the director, producer, cinematographer and co-editor of “Born into Brothels”, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. In 1994 he began a longstanding working relationship with Emmy Award winning producer and editor Sam Pollard, editing diverse projects as well as the award winning series “City Arts/City Life” for PBS.
In 2001, Kauffman teamed up with award winning photojournalist Zana Briski to direct and produce “Born into Brothels”. In 2002, Kauffman formed Red Light Films and along with Briski was awarded grants from the Sundance Institute, the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts to complete the film. Prior to the Academy Awards, “Born into Brothels” was accepted into over 30 film festivals and has since received over 40 awards, including National Board of Review Best Documentary 2004, LA Film Critics Best Documentary 2004, and the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award in 2004.
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