Tonje Hessen Schei

Tonje Hessen Schei

Filmmaker, iHuman, Artificial General Intelligence

Tonje is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked with independent documentary production since 1996. Her films focus on human rights, the environment and social justice. Tonje is the director of DRONE, a documentary on the secret CIA drone warfare. Since it’s release in 2014 DRONE has won Best Norwegian Documentary and Checkpoints, the human rights award, at Bergen International Film Festival and the Film Peace Prize at Tromsø International Film Festival. The film received the award as The Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at Cinema for Peace in Berlin. DRONE won the Amanda award, The Norwegian Oscar equivalent, and Gullruten, the Norwegian Emmy, for Best Documentary 2015. Tonje has been featured in national and international media. Including national television broadcast with NRK, TV2, as well as national newspapers Aftenposten, VG and Dagbladet. Internationally media includes BBC, CNN, The Guardian, the Monocle, Vice, Wired Mag, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Democracy Now! and many more. Tonje directed and produced PLAY AGAIN and INDEPENDENT INTERVENTION, which have won several international awards. The films have been screened on all continents in over 100 countries, and are used by schools and universities globally.

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