Emir Lewis Biography

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Emir Lewis


Emir’s long list of editing credits span documentaries, tv series and feature films beginning with SLAM (1998) which received the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Camera D’Or at Cannes Film Festival. In additional, several docs edited by Emir received high honors such as HBO’s OJ – A Story in Black and White (2003 Emmy Award winner) PBS’ Two Towns of Jaster (2003 Dupont and Peabody Awards) and MTV’s I Site Where I Want – The Legacy of Brown v Board (2005 Parents Choice Award). Emir’s most recent work include Supervising Editor on the PBS/TVS documentary To Be Heard, the story of 3 Bronx high-school students who find potery as a way to make sense of their extraordinary lives. He is currently editing 25 to Life, a feature doc telling the story of an African American man who has been HIV positive for over 25 years. In addition, Emir is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Most recently, Emir has won an Emmy as a producer for the PBS Special, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo.