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Amanda Pike

Fellows Spring 2002
Freelance Video

Amanda Pike is a documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco. She has reported and produced documentaries for PBS, CBS, ABC, National Geographic, A&E, Lifetime and The Learning Channel, among others. Her work has often focused on extreme political groups -- she once spent six weeks with the members of a right-wing militia in Utah, documenting their preparations for an armed standoff with the government. Recently, Amanda made a brief foray into fiction filmmaking, producing the short film “On the Assassination of the President” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

She received a BA in Anthropology from Princeton University and a Masters from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.


  • Cambodia - Pol Pot’s Shadow

    During her 2002 IRP Fellowship Amanda Pike traveled to Cambodia where she found "Brother Number Two," the former Khmer Rouge commander, living at liberty in the country he helped destroy. From 1975 to 1979, nearly 2...

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