Micah Schaffer

Death of Two Sons, Director

After studying history and anthropology at Stanford University, Micah worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. While attending the Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO), he was inspired to become a filmmaker. Upon returning to the United States, he attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Micah directed several short documentaries, including Yahya, the story of a white American who converts to Islam while living in Brooklyn. Micah was the cinematographer on Shadows of a Leader: Gadaffi's Female Bodyguards, an official selection at the Montreal World Film Festival. He is currently working on a documentary about Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Africa's first female president.