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Elise Coker is an American documentary filmmaker, video journalist, editor, and artist based in New York City. 

Elise has a B.A. in Media Studies with a focus in anthropology from Pomona College in California, and studied film at Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis in Prague. She is an FAA certified drone pilot.

Elise Coker is an American documentary filmmaker, video journalist, editor, and artist based in New York City. She takes a character-driven and anthropological approach to documentary video journalism, with a focus on exploring insular, remote, or misunderstood communities and the unique challenges they face, where ideology intersects human nature and the past converges with the future. She has created work for numerous media outlets including VICE, NBC News, The Front, Bloomberg, Condé Nast, and Tribune Media, and her work has won awards including OPC of America David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award and POYi 3rd place for Documentary Journalism. She recently received a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum via the NEH for an ongoing documentary project in the Alaskan arctic.