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Independent filmmaker Ricki Stern grew up in New York and studied filmmaking at Dartmouth College, where she made her first documentary about a teenager competing in the Special Olympics.

She then honed her skills with a variety of production and editing jobs, including a behind-the-scenes stint on "Saturday Night Live" and a five-year run as a producer for HBO.

Stern has collaborated with fellow Dartmouth graduate Annie Sundberg on a series of critically acclaimed projects, including The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006), a moving portrait of a man wrongly accused of rape and murder that was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize; and The Devil Came on Horseback (2007), a sobering account of genocide in Sudan.

Ricki Stern in The Devil Came on Horseback

The Devil Came on Horseback

2007 NR

In this unflinching documentary chronicling the genocide in Darfur, former Marine Capt. Brian Steidle is forever transformed by the atrocities he witnesses as a military observer for the African Union.

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