Kevin McKiernan

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Kevin McKiernan is a veteran foreign correspondent, photographer and documentary filmmaker.[1][2][3][4]

McKiernan's work, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize,[5] has taken him to some of the world's most troubled regions, from Nicaragua to Iraq and Syria,[6] from West Africa to Afghanistan.[7][8] He has been widely published in national and international media.[8][9][10] An expert on the Kurds,[11][12] St. Martin's Press released his book, THE KURDS: A People in Search of Their Homeland. McKiernan wrote and directed the PBS documentary Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, which The New York Times called "searing."[13][14] In addition to Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, McKiernan co-produced the documentary The Spirit of Crazy Horse for PBS Frontline.[8] In 2011, he completed Bringing King to China, a documentary that premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.[15][16][17][18] Ethnic Cleansing: The Story of the Rohingya,[19] a short film, will premiere at the Ojai Film Festival in November 2014.[20] His newest film, A Line In The Sand,[21] is in post-production.

Education and personal life[edit]

McKiernan holds a J.D. from Northeastern University Law School and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of St. Thomas. He was also awarded an Honorary M.S. from the Brooks Institute of Photography, and received a Master's Certificate from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. He is an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma. McKiernan is a son of the late Eoin McKiernan, one of the early major scholars of the field of Irish Studies.[22][23][24]


  1. ^ Kevin McKiernan (1999-03-01). "Kevin McKiernan | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists". Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ "Good Kurds, Bad Kurds â€" MacArthur Foundation". 2000-01-24. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  3. ^ "Journalist and Filmmaker McKiernan to Speak at IUP, November 11–12, 2013 - Pan-African Studies - IUP". 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  4. ^ Minnesota Public Radio News Archived 2014-11-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Nomination". 1976-01-09. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  6. ^ Hedges, Chris (1992-12-20). "THE WORLD - In Kurdistan, No End in Sight for This U.S. Relief Effort". IRAQ. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  7. ^ "An Saighdiúr (The Soldier)". Irish Arts Center. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  8. ^ a b c "". Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  9. ^ Constable, Pamela (2014-06-25). "Gravely wounded in Iraq, Kurdish refugee completes journey to become U.S. citizen". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  10. ^ "A Report from Kurdish Syria". 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  11. ^ "An Ancient Group's Struggle Provides Clues To the Future of the Middle East - Washington Spectator". Washington Spectator.
  12. ^ McKiernan, Kevin (2006-03-07). The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland - Kevin Mckiernan - Google Books. ISBN 9780312325466. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  13. ^ Stephen Holden (2000-06-16). "No Fluff, No Gimmickry In These Searing Stories - The New York Times". Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  14. ^ "Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends But the Mountains". 24 January 2000 – via IMDb.
  15. ^ "Bringing King to China". 2011-01-30. Archived from the original on 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  16. ^ James, Daniel. "DOC NYC, 2nd Edition: More Is More | International Documentary Association". Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  17. ^ "| Ash Center". 2012. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  18. ^ "Cff Winners". Cincinnati Film Festival. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  19. ^ "Ethnic Cleansing in Burma: The Story of the Rohingya". 17 November 2014 – via IMDb.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2014-10-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "A Line in the Sand - San Francisco Film Society". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  22. ^ "The Last Word: The Father of Irish Studies". Irish America. July 2014. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  23. ^ "Eoin McKiernan, 89; Led Efforts to Revive Irish Culture in U.S. - latimes". 2004-07-22. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  24. ^ Marc Sanchez (2011-03-14). "1973: Defining Irish | Minnesota Public Radio News". Retrieved 2017-05-09.

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