Stephanie Saxemard is a martinican documentary film director, cinematographer and producer with a solid background in political science.
After an Mphil in International Cooperation from the Université des Antilles and an MA in Human Rights from the University of London, Stephanie worked as a researcher, analyst, and project coordinator in nonprofit organisations.
Since 2015, she focuses on documenting the contemporary Caribbean. She has directed and produced several independent nonfiction films including SHIHAN (Wadadli Film Festival 2019), LIVE EDGE (Rapport Film Festival 2018, Wadadli Film Festival 2019), THE SEA BETWEEN US (Sunchild 8th International Film Festival 2018, Green Screen Film Festival 2018) and YOLE (Women of the Lens Film Festival 2018, Jacht Film Festival 2018, Rencontres Cinémas Martinique, 2019).
In 2019, she is a finalist for the Tribeca Film institute, Ryot films and IDFA IF/Then Global Pitch at IDFA 2019.
Her cinema vérité explores the themes of identity, migration, and environment through intimate character-driven storytelling.