Lou Marillier is a freelance reporter and videographer, who has been focusing most of her work on the impact of crisis on women, from the heroin epidemics in New Jersey to the political instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is currently based in Sweden, where she works as the correspondent for French newspaper Libération. She is an International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) fellow and grantee. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, she reported on women opposition activists for Le Monde, as well as women's role in charcoal traffic and their efforts to fight deforestation, and made a short-documentary about a female taxi driver. She worked as a video producer for Bustle, the most-visited women's website in the US, where she helped start the video department. She is a Columbia School of Journalism graduate, where she specialized in documentary and education coverage, and co-produced First Steps, a documentary set in a 24/7 rehabilitation center for drug-addicted mothers and their children, in New Jersey.
French, English, Russian (advanced), Swedish (intermediate)