Zachary Corkland Kennedy Bailey

Rory Corkland Kennedy Bailey

Rory Corkland Kennedy Bailey was born in Washington D.C. on December 12th 1968 to Joseph Patrick Kennedy (deceased) and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald. As a documentary filmmaker, her work examines issues of social and environmental concern. She serves on the boards and advisory councils for Women of Color in Film and Television as well as Moxie Firecracker Films where she co-founded and directs. Kennedy’s directorial credits include La Barda (The Fence), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and later airs on HBO in 2010. In this documentary, she details how inadequate border fencing between the US and Mexico has led to more deaths of migrants while doing little to deter illegal immigration.

In 1994, she co-founded May Day Media with another Brown graduate and directed her debut documentary Women of Substance. By 1998, she co-founded Moxie Firecracker Films with Liz Garbus and began focusing on documentaries that explore social issues.

In 1999, Rory produced the critically acclaimed documentary American Hollow, detailing an Appalachian family. Three years later she created Pandemic: Facing AIDS for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that explored the reality of AIDS worldwide. Additionally she directed and produced a film about her father’s assassination as well as Ethel Skakel: A Woman of Her Time about her mother Ethel Skakel; Rory is married to Mark Bailey with whom they share two daughters Georgia Elizabeth and Bridget Katherine; as well as one son Zachary Robert.

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