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Kelly Dessoye

Multimedia Producer/Director

Kelly Dessoye is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and video journalist with over 12 years of experience. With a belief that video is the best way to give stories the dignity and nuance they deserve; she leverages technical skills gleaned from years as a cinematographer and editor in the advertising world with an insatiable curiosity and desire to amplify stories that are pushed to the wayside.

  • The undulating ground beneath Northeast Pennsylvania tells a story. Underground miners chipped away at anthracite coal while strip miners shredded the earth’s surface to meet the economic demand of an industrializing nation for more than 100 years.
  • In the Black community hair is linked to more than personal style - it’s identity. “It’s More Than Hair” is a celebration of Black hair and how acceptance of hairstyles historically linked to Black culture can foster community in NEPA.