Emmy-award winning documentarian June Cross’ work highlights stories of the dispossessed and the importance of community. She recently completed the Emmy nominated- Wilhemina’s War, about an African-American grandmother fighting stigma around HIV in the South. She is best known for the autobiographical film about her family, Secret Daughter. A professor at Columbia Journalism School since 2000, she founded the documentary specialization there. She’s produced for PBS’ Frontline, CBS News, and PBS’ MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. She lives in Washington Heights with jazz drummer Mike Clark, and two cats.