Brent E.  Huffman

Brent E. Huffman

Brent E. Huffman is an award-winning director, writer, and cinematographer of documentaries and television programs. He is also an assistant professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. His work ranges from documentaries aired on The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, NBC, CNN, PBS and Al Jazeera. He has been making social issue documentaries and environmental films for more than a decade in Asia, Africa and Middle East. Huffman was also an editor of Julia Reichert’s and Steven Bognar’s Primetime Emmy winning PBS documentary series A Lion in the House about children battling cancer. He also recently completed a book about his experiences in China called Life in the Heart of China: Diary from a Forbidden World. Most recently, he completed documentary The Colony for Al Jazeera about China in Africa. He is currently working on two new documentaries in Afghanistan and China.