Ellen Bruno is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a background in international relief work. Ellen's films have focused on issues at the forefront of human rights, including sex trafficking in Burma, political prisoners in Tibet, the social alienation of people with leprosy, and genocide in Cambodia. 

Ellen earned an MA in Film at Stanford University. She is a recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, a Goldie Award for Outstanding Artists, an Alpert Award for the Arts, and an Anonymous Was A Woman Award for the Arts, and she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Ellen serves on the board of the International Buddhist Film Festival, the Pacific Pioneer Fund, and Ethical Traveler. 


Films by Ellen Bruno


Split is a candid, poignant, and often humorous film about kids and divorce made exclusively from the point of view of the children... no adults, no experts...just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts.