ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI worked as an assistant director for Mike Nichols before venturing into her career as a documentary filmmaker. Vasarhelyi is the daughter of academics and studied at Princeton.
In 2013 Vasarhelyi was named a Sundance Documentary Film Fellow and in 2015 her film Meru premiered at Sundance.
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Read more about her:
Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #55: E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin Team for Big Wall Climbing Documentary ‘Meru’
The New Yorker
FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
2008Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (Documentary)
2003/IIA Normal Life (Documentary)