A journalist whose work spans documentaries, web series and television, Sophia Tewa tells character-driven stories. Her debut feature film, "The People the Rain Forgot," won the Documentary Award at the 2013 Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood. Recently, she developed an innovative video series for UNICEF. She has also taught multimedia production at the New School and Lehman College in New York.
Ms.Tewa has filmed and produced short documentaries for WCBS-TV, the Vineyard Gazette, France Televisions and CNN.com, among others. In 2018, she won the Programmer's Choice Award at the Bushwick Film Festival for her second feature documentary "Seaman and 207." In 2019, the film won the Uptown Award at the Harlem International Film Festival.
Ms. Tewa covered news stories for Time.com and VICE News, and reported on in-depth investigative issues from Kenya, India and France. She holds a master's degree from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.