Jayme Kaye Gershen is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Miami, FL. Her work uses universal experiences to shed a surprisingly relatable light on issues that at first glance may seem unfamiliar.
Gershen’s first short film, Six Degrees of Immigration, about her own marriage divided by immigration policy, found a home on New York Times Op-Docs and PBS where it won a 2019 regional Emmy. Gershen’s first feature documentary, Birthright, had its world premiere as the closing film at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. Birthright explores what it means to be a hyphenated American following Miami’s own Cuban American electro-funk sweethearts, Afrobeta, on a journey to Cuba to find their roots.
Gershen attended the 2021 Oolite Arts Home & Away residency at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO, is a 2022 Ellies recipient, and is currently her second feature doc as a fellow of the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fund, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.