ABOUT ELIZABETH UNGER
Elizabeth is a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in National Geographic Magazine.
A passion for wildlife and cuisine has led Elizabeth across seven continents, steeping her in rich anthropological experiences that have shaped her into the storyteller she is today. Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has worked as a PhD research assistant for big cat and primate projects across Latin America.
Elizabeth was selected as one of five North American Regional Finalists for the prestigious UN Young Champion of the Earth Prize and is a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grantee for her feature debut, TIGRE GENTE. The film took her six years to complete and she recently celebrated its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2021.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2021 - IDA Awards, Pare Lorentz Honorable Mention
2021 - TIGRE GENTE Awarded Best Film, Mountain Environment, Banff
2021 - TIGRE GENTE World Premiere, Tribeca Film Festival
2019 - Sundance Documentary Film Program Grantee
2017 - Good Pitch Miami Awardee
2016 - National Geographic Collaboration Grant Recipient
2015 - National Geographic Young Explorer