Laurence Mathieu-Léger

Filmmaker / Director / Editor

Laurence Mathieu Léger

Bio

Laurence Mathieu-Leger is an award winning filmmaker, director, and editor.  She was previously a senior video producer at the Guardian US, and is currently directing a feature length documentary called “Willie” about the National Hockey League’s first black player, Willie O’Ree.

Laurence specializes in enterprise, investigative and documentary projects. She’s done work for major networks and publications such as The Guardian, Reuters, La Presse, TV5, the United Nations, CBS, Al Jazeera and the AFP, among others.

Her work has also been featured at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as part of the the special exhibition ¡Cuba!

In 2017, Laurence received international recognition after winning a World Press Photo award for her groundbreaking work on the Guardian interactive production The Injustice System – which she spearheaded.

In 2018, she was honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in the continuing coverage category for her work on Keystone XL: Driving the US pipeline route.