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Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Kate Trumbull-LaValle is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. 

Creative Work & Honors

Most recently she was a co-producer for the groundbreaking five-part documentary PBS film series, Asian Americans (2020). She directed/produced the broadcast documentaries, Artist and Mother (2018) and City Rising: The Informal Economy (2018) for KCET with filmmaking partner, Joanna Sokolowski. Both films won two LA Press Awards, including best Gender/LGTBQ Reporting and Best Activism Journalism, and both were nominated for an LA Area Emmy. Kate and Joanna also directed/produced the award-winning feature doc, Ovarian Psycos (2016) which premiered at SXSW, HotDocs, and was broadcast on PBS Independent Lens (2017).

Teaching & Education

Kate teaches film and documentary at California State University, Long Beach, earned her BA in “History, Memory, Media & the Arts” from NYU, and her MA in Social Documentation from University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was the recipient of the Human Rights Center Fellowship (2010).